Christy Craft

Department Chair/ProfessorChristy Craft

Phone: 785-532-5541
Office: 369 Bluemont Hall

  • Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2001
  • B.S. Bradley University, 1995

Dr. Christy D. Moran Craft fell in love with higher education as a result of her experiences as a student leader in a campus organization and as a resident assistant at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. After receiving her B.S. in Psychology, she worked as a mental health professional in a day treatment center for adults with chronic mental illnesses. After a couple of years of missing the higher education environment, she enrolled at the University of Arizona in Tucson in 1997 to work on her Ph.D. in Higher Education. Throughout graduate school, Dr. Craft worked as a Hall Director in the residence halls, spending three of her four years overseeing the students in the halls that are built into the football stadium (Stadium Halls). After earning her doctorate in 2001, she accepted a faculty position in the Higher Education Administration program at the University of Missouri—Kansas City. To gain some additional administrative experience, she later moved back to the southwest to serve in the role of Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Texas—El Paso. During her tenure there, she also served as the Interim Director of the Student Development Center for a short period of time. As a result of those experiences, she brings practice-based knowledge of residence life, judicial affairs, student organizations, leadership development, Greek life, and health awareness programming into the classroom. Dr. Craft came to Kansas State University in August of 2005, and she is actively involved in ACPA, NASPA, and ASHE and serves as a reviewer on the ACPA Books and Media Board and on the editorial boards for the Journal of College Student Development and the NASPA Journal. Her research focuses on issues of spirituality and religion in higher education, and she also has a special interest in legal issues in the university setting.

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