Member: Executive and Nominating Committees
Dr. Ken Craycraft earned his bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University, master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, and doctorate from Indiana University. Dr. Craycraft joined American College of Education in July 2010 after a long and distinguished career in higher education. Prior to joining ACE, he served for ten years as the Chief Academic Officer for the Texas State University System (TSUS). In that capacity, he had oversight of all curriculum-related programs of the member institutions; worked closely with the Board of Regents’ diversity, curriculum, strategic planning, and technology committees; and coordinated presidential searches. Before joining the System in 2000, Dr. Craycraft was the Dean of the College of Education and Applied Science at Sam Houston State University.
Following his formal education, Dr. Craycraft joined the faculty of Bowling Green State University and later returned to Sam Houston State University, his alma mater, as an associate professor. He rose to the rank of professor prior to leaving to join the TSUS office as a Vice Chancellor. He began working in higher education administration in 1983.
Over the years, Dr. Craycraft has authored or co-authored more than 30 articles, 7 books, and numerous grants. He has served as president of several professional organizations at the state and national levels and has consulted for the U.S. Department of Education.