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    Dr. Messer

    You may have read that dumb opinion piece that has been circulating about how Dr. Biden should drop the “Dr.” because she’s not an MD, how getting an Ed.D is not as rigorous as a Ph.D. & how getting a doctorate in anything basically doesn’t mean anything anymore. AKA anyone can do it. And that it’s almost comical to use the title. I’m sure most people thought the piece absurd, but it got me thinking about my own complicated feelings around the title. I got my Ph.D. over 10 years ago (yikes! literally feels like yesterday I was rewarding myself with candy for every new paragraph added to the dissertation),…