I'm buying a desk nameplate for a full professor (in USA) who is female and of German origin. I'd like to have this nameplate follow the conventional salutation someone would use in Germany for a female at the highest academic rank.
Please note it is not important if using desk nameplates in Germany is customary or not. But if you're in Germany and have seen these in academia, I'd be interested in knowing how they're formatted. This answer is helpful but does not directly address how I should print this on a nameplate.
Assume the individual is called Joan A. Smith, Ph.D.
- Prof. J. A. Smith, Ph.D.
- Professor Smith
- Joan A. Smith, Ph.D. (with "professor" written underneath)
What would be the most appropriate (German) way of engraving this item?