East Carolina University
Department of Psychology
How to Address a Professor
In college one should address a professor as "Dr." or "Professor" rather than as "Mr.," "Miss," "Ms., or " Mrs." Some of us actually take offense at being addressed otherwise. I am perfectly comfortable with having my students address me by my first name -- Karl -- but do not like being called "Mr." Some professors do take offense if addressed by their first names. Some should probably be addressed as Dr. Evil or Professor Evil -- but never Mr. Evil, Miss Evil, Ms. Evil, or Mrs. Evil.
Academic Etiquette -- Accepted conventions for appropriate conduct in a classroom
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This page most recently revised on 20-October-2015.