This study includes interviews from notable professionals such as 3 time Emmy award winner John Smith, Northern State University Professor of Quantum Mechanics Dr. Jane Cook, Founder and CEO of Planet Express Hubert Farnsworth, ...

The above sentence is similar to one from a research paper. I tried rearranging it as below:

This study includes interviews from notable professionals such as John Smith (3 time Emmy award winner), Dr. Jane Cook (Northern State University Professor of Quantum Mechanics), Hubert Farnsworth (Founder and CEO of Planet Express), ...

This makes it a bit easier to read and appears to be the format other articles use, but I was wondering if it's grammatically correct to place titles in parentheses in this way. Would either sentence be incorrect in usage for any reason?

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    I think both of these are completely valid in a grammatical sense. It's purely a matter of taste which one you prefer. That being said, I personally would use a semicolon style to block out names, with commas to describe titles - i.e. "John Smith, Professor of Quantum Mechanics; Dr. Jane Cook, CEO of Planet Express; Hubert Farnsworth..." However, again, this is up to aesthetic taste only. – Sciborg Jul 22 '20 at 22:43
  • You're asking about subjective choice of style, not Language or Usage as such. Even in SE Writing this would be purely about personal style – Robbie Goodwin Jul 25 '20 at 22:00

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