Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”
—-#3) They may use the pertinent post-nominal abbreviation for the honorary degree with their name if they use the words honoris causa with the post nominal for the degree – to note that the degree is honorary, not earned.
—-#4) On one’s resume/CV, honorary doctorates are listed with honors or awards, not as education with your earned academic degrees. In a complete introduction it would be stated that ‘Marc Coffey received an honorary Doctorate in Theology from (Name of Granting Institution)’
The best source on this topic is Academic Ceremonies: a handbook of traditions and protocol by April Harris. Google it. You’ll find it. It’s the bible on the use of academic degrees.
– Robert Hickey
How to Use My Honorary Degree?
Use of an Honorary Doctorate with the Honorable?
We have a newly elected official who received an honorary doctorate. She wants to be addressed as ‘Dr. (Name)’ I’ve always followed the rule not to use a double honorific. But to this person, it’s important. (What can I tell you!) How to Use My Honorary Degree?
She is suggesting we use one of these. What do you think?
—-—-The Honorable Dr. Mary Jones
—-—-Dr. The Honorable Mary Jones?
– Anne Lesley How to Use My Honorary Degree?