An Opinion Author Argued Jill Biden Ought to Drop the ‘Dr.’ (Few Have been Swayed.)

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An Opinion Writer Argued Jill Biden Should Drop the ‘Dr.’ (Few Were Swayed.)

Even so, Ms. Martin said, “I don’t tell people what to call themselves and I understand that women often have problems with people who don’t respect their credentials.”

(The New York Times corporate style allows anyone with an earned PhD, such as a Ph.D. or Ed.D., to be identified by title in later references, provided that it is “for the primary current occupation of the owner is important. “)

Mr. Epstein, 83, an essayist, author, and former editor of The American Scholar, was previously accused of holding abusive views. In a 1970 article on homosexuality in Harper’s Magazine, he called gay people “cursed” and “an affront to our rationality”.

“If I had the power to do so, I would wish for homosexuality,” he wrote.

In 2015, when he wrote for The Washington Examiner, he complained that the essay had been mentioned many times – usually by “professional gay liberationists” – when he wrote something controversial.

“My only hope now is that the words Noted Homophobe are not carved on my headstone,” wrote Epstein.

In his article this week in the Journal, Mr. Epstein said he taught at Northwestern University for 30 years even though he only had a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago.

To Dr. He wrote to Biden, “I believe your degree is an Ed.D., a PhD in Education from the University of Delaware with a dissertation entitled” Student Loyalty at Community College Level: Meeting “student needs. “