Professor, associate professor and assistant professor are capitalized only when directly preceding a name. Lowercase when succeeding a name or when used without a name. Professor emerita is the feminine singular; professors emeritae is the feminine plural. Professor emeritus is the masculine singular; professors emeriti is the masculine plural and also is the form when referring to retired professors of both genders.

Avoid using professor as a generic term for a faculty member.
See academic titles and named professorships.

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