Psychology Professor Named as New Interim Associate Dean
August 26, 2020
University of Idaho Psychology Professor Traci Craig is the new interim associate dean for research and faculty affairs in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. Since joining U of I in 2002 as an assistant professor, Craig has held a variety of positions in the Psychology Department. She became an associate professor in 2008, and a full professor of psychology and communication studies in 2014 – the same year she accepted a position as associate dean of CLASS. She was also the department’s chair between 2012 and 2014.
“Professor Craig brings extensive experience as an associate dean and department chair to this position and will contribute significantly to our college in these times of change and challenge,” said Sean Quinlan, CLASS dean.
Craig, who earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, performs research in social psychology and applied psychology. Her most recent publications include “The Pedagogical Challenge of Teaching Privilege, Loss, and Disadvantage in Classrooms of Invisible Social Identities” in the textbook “Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America,” and her textbook, “Social Psychology,” which is in its second edition.
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