To change the way your name appears to others when sending from your Academic (Gmail) account, follow these quick steps:
Log into your Academic Email and then in the upper right-hand corner, click the Gear Icon:
On the drop down menu that appears, click Settings:
There, click the Accounts Tab at the top of the page:
On the Accounts Tab, you will find your email address listed. To the right, click the Edit Info link:
On the new pop up box, type in your name how you'd like it to appear to others in the box provided, then click the Save Changes Button at the bottom:
If you have any questions or need any assistance, please click the Submit a New Ticket link above.