What Name Do Grad Students Refer to Their Professors As?

At some point this past week, I came to the realization that of the professors I've had this year, I've only referred to the female professor by her first name in conversation with other students. I wondered if this was indicative of some larger issue, or if it's just because she's also our class adviser.

I put together a quick and dirty survey to see what other students' experiences are, in how they refer to their professors. I posted the survey to twitter and Facebook.

In the first 24 hours of the survey being posted to Facebook and twitter there were 36 responses.

I also received lots of great responses outside of the survey online such as:


Due to the end of the school year, and the start of my new internship I haven't had the time to go through the survey results yet. As soon as I can give the time to this project, I will write an update with the results.

If you're interested in going through the data yourself, I've made the results public to everyone at this link.

Written on May 22, 2015