Dr. Samuel Craig is a professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Wayne County Community College District in Detroit Michigan. He is married to Janice and they have 4 children. Amber and Samone are twins and they both graduated from a HBCU, Tuskegee Institute, their son Jordan is currently working on his MBA at Georgia State and Jonathan is in the 8th grade.
Dr. Craig has been a Principal and Assistant Principal in Highland Park, Michigan at the Elementary, Middle School and High School grade levels. Dr. Craig holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a cognate in counseling. While his training has concentrated on counseling, curriculum, staff training and development, Dr. Craig’s passion has been addressing the issues that often present as barriers to “at risk” youth and African American males.
Dr. Craig is a certified administrator and substance abuse counselor in Michigan and Georgia. He has been an administrator for over 25 years in the K – 12 and higher education environments. He has been recognized for his work with youth in the Detroit Metropolitan Area by; former Michigan Governor John Engler, the Detroit City Council and WDIV Channel 4 in Detroit.
Dr. Craig’s dissertation provided “a Comparative Analysis of Student Outcomes of Students Attending Charter verses Traditional Public Schools” (May 2009). He has served as a member of the Executive Committee for the Partnership for a Drug Free Detroit. Dr. Craig was a member of the board to develop the Drug Court for the 36th District Court in Detroit, and he has contracted with the Wayne County Juvenile Court system to counsel parents who had lost custody of their children due to substance abuse.