This is a trivial thing that annoys me about a few folks in education. More than once, I have seen a high level administrator refer to himself as "Dr." I've worked in academia with many PhD students and researchers in fields like theoretical physics, biomedical engineering, etc. and only a few have added "PhD" after their name in a professional context. In my experience, the only professionals who use the "Dr." surname regularly have been physicians and dentists. This was until I entered the world of education. Is it self-important to call oneself a "Doctor" especially when you have a Doctor of Education credential? I wonder what my internist would think about this.