Why I Don’t Demand that My Students Call Me “Doctor”

Gary L Deel
8 min readJun 9, 2022

By Dr. Gary L. Deel, Ph.D., J.D.

I‘ve written previously about the importance of passionate teachers in the classroom. I’ve also written about the essential quality of humility for all critical thinkers. Combining these philosophies, one thing that I believe can be particularly counterproductive in the classroom is ego. And so I’ve adopted a relatively unusual practice…

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Gary L Deel

Dr. Gary Deel is a consultant, an attorney, an executive leader, an author, a podcast host, and a professor for several different universities.