Generally speaking, when an official title comes right before the name, it is capitalized; when it follows the name, it is not capitalized. Our experts will often try to change this, - but don't let them.
- Assistant Professor Justin Paquette is the host.
- Justin Paquette is assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.
If the person holds an endowed chair, or is a Regents Professor, the title is capitalized, no matter where it falls in the sentence.
- David Sutherland holds the John S. Najarian Surgical Chair in Clinical Transplantation.
Do not capitalize titles that are in place of proper names.
- The president spoke at Coffman Union.