Entry from US English dictionary
(Of a woman who is the former holder of an office, especially a female college professor) having retired but allowed to retain her title as an honor: a professor emerita the librarian emerita of Wellesley College
More example sentences
- She is President emerita of Spelman College and Professor emerita of Emory University from which she retired as Presidential Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Women's Studies and African American Studies.
- Sperry was given the title associate professor emerita at Berkeley and, four years after winning her case, she was awarded two years back pay for the period during which she had been deprived of her teaching position.
- Johnson retired from the military in 1983 and is currently professor emerita of nursing at George Mason University.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.