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Holly K Craig
Regents' Proceedings

Holly K. Craig, Ph.D., professor of education, School of Education, and research professor, Institute for Human Adjustment, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, will retire from active faculty status on August 31, 2013.

Professor Craig received her B.A. degree from Carleton University in 1970, her M.A. degree from Northwestern University in 1972, and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1979. She joined the University of Michigan faculty as an assistant professor in 1980, and was promoted to associate professor in 1986, and professor in 1995. She was appointed associate research scientist in the Institute for Human Adjustment in 1989, and was promoted to research scientist in 1995, senior research scientist in 1998, and research professor in 2003.

Professor Craig's research focused on the causes of chronic academic underachievement, the positive role of strong oral language skills in classroom success, and the assessment and intervention of students with language and learning disabilities. Her research endeavors were funded by the United States Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and several private foundations. She authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on the relationship between oral language and literacy. From 1987-2011, Professor Craig served as director of the University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy within the Institute for Human Adjustment. She was elected a Fellow in the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association in 2004.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Holly K. Craig professor emerita of education and research professor emerita.