Title: Mathematics Professor
Company: Augusta State University
Location: Evans, Georgia, United States
Cynthia Craig, Mathematics Professor at Augusta State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mathematics.
For more than three decades, Ms. Craig was driven to make a difference in the lives of students pertaining to math in primary, secondary and higher education. She started her career as a fifth and sixth-grade teacher at the Blessed Sacrament School in El Paso, TX. In 1982, she relocated to Augusta as her husband was transferred there with the US Army, and in 1985, she accepted a teaching position to teach fourth through eighth grade honors mathematics at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School. Her next position including teaching at the Aquinas High School and then in 1989 joined Augusta State University after finishing her master’s degree. At ASU, she taught in the Department of Learning Support until her retirement in 2013. During Ms. Craig’s time at the institution, she served as the Director of University College, Chair of the Department of Learning Support, and as an assistant professor of mathematics in learning support.
Ms. Craig became involved in her profession due to her teaching experience at Blessed Sacrament School. She studied at Augusta College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1985 and later an MEd in 1989 from the institution. In addition, she received an EdS from the college in 1993. In 1991, Ms. Craig earned a certification as a specialist in developmental education from Appalachian State University. On top of working hard each day to ensure her students reaped the benefits of a comprehensive mathematics curriculum, she valued her time to present at professional conferences in the field. This allowed her to disseminate teaching strategies and relevant research. In addition, Ms. Craig has contributed to numerous articles to professional journals.
Throughout her career, Ms. Craig also split her time with various professional organizations. She served as a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Georgia Association for Developmental Education and the National Association for Developmental Education. As a member of Phi Delta Kappa, she worked as the newsletter editor throughout the years, and as the vice president of membership from 1993 to 1994, vice president of membership from 1993 to 1994, foundation representative from 1996 to 1997 and as a research representative. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, attending church, reading and conducting educational research.
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