David A. Craig is associate dean for academic affairs and a professor of journalism in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. His responsibilities include curriculum, promotion and tenure and other faculty matters, strategic planning and cross-campus partnerships. During his 12 years of administration in the college, he has also served as director of graduate studies, overseeing the creation of a Ph.D. program and a master's degree in professional writing.
The primary focus of his teaching and research is media ethics. 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). He is also co-editor of a forthcoming book about best practices in digital media ethics involving contributors from six countries. Craig worked for nine years as a news copy editor at the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader. He 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 during his years of graduate study. Craig has been on the faculty at Oklahoma since 1996. In 2010 the university awarded him a President's Associates Presidential Professorship in recognition of his teaching and scholarship.