Craig was born in St. Louis, MO and received his PhD from Cornell. From 1968-70, Craig served as a commissioned officer in the US Navy, mostly aboard the carrier USS Intrepid CVS-11 including Vietnam Service. Craig is married to Carole A. Craig of Malvern England, and they have one son, Christopher, and two grand-daughters, Emma and Olivia.
Craig served as Secretary of the Society of Architectural Historians [SAH], President of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association [NCSA] and President of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies [SEASECS]. He was a founding member,past President, and long-time Treasurer of the twelve-state regional Southeast Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians [SESAH], on whose board of directors he has served for 28 years. He is a member of the Vernacular Architecture Forum [VAF], the Society for Commercial Archaeology [SCA], and a former editor for, and board member of, the Southeastern College Art Conference [SECAC]. He has taught at the College of Architecture, Georgia Tech, since 1973.
Craig has authored or co-authored five books and contributed essays to other books on architecture, to the New Georgia Encyclopedia (web), and to encyclopedias and dictionaries of architecture, landscape, and 19th & 20th c. British and American culture. He has presented over 125 academic papers at scholarly conferences.
1973 - Ph.D. (History of Architecture & Urban Development), Cornell University
1967 - M.A. (History), University of Illinois, Urbana1966 - B.A. (History; Education), Principia College, Elsah, IL1971 - "American Decorative Arts," Winterthur Summer Institute (Winterthur Museum and University of Delaware)1971 - Attingham Summer Institute, Shropshire England (Fellow, Society of Architectural Historians)
Among Professor Craig’s current research projects is the preparation of book monographs on Atlanta architect Francis Palmer Smith and on the Atlanta sculptor, Julian Hoke Harris. He is also preparing a campus guide to the architecture of Georgia Tech. Craig is the named author for the Buildings of Georgia, a book planned for the SAH-sponsored Buildings of the United States series.
* winner 2005 SESAH Book Award;
* winner SECAC Scholarship Award
* winner, 2010 SECAC Award for exhibition catalog, contempiorary materials
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