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David Craig

President's Associates Presidential Professor


Office: 3120G Gaylord Hall


  • University of Missouri-Columbia (PhD)
  • Wheaton College (MA)
  • Northwestern University (BS)


David A. Craig is a professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the Gaylord College. He teaches journalism ethics, editing and graduate research courses. He is the author of Excellence in Online Journalism: Exploring Current Practices in an Evolving Environment (Sage, 2011) and The Ethics of the Story: Using Narrative Techniques Responsibly in Journalism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006). His research interests include excellence in journalistic practice in new and old media, the ethics of journalistic language, coverage of ethics in professions and values for ethical decision-making. Craig worked for nine years as a news copy editor at the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader

Craig earned a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University, an M.A. in communication from Wheaton College and a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He taught editing courses at Northwestern and Missouri. Craig has been a professor at the University of Oklahoma since 1996. He was director of graduate studies in the Gaylord College for nine years and has been associate dean for three years. He was recently awarded a President's Associates Presidential Professorship by the university.