Deborah J. Craig


Role: Staff
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MA, 1997, Southwest Missouri State University
  • BA, 1995, Drury University


  • COM 115 Fundamentals Public Speaking
  • COM 205 Interpersonal Communication and Skills
  • COM 405 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 496 Readings in Communication

Research and professional interests

My main focus in the department is the Basic Course - COM 115. I assist with administrative aspects of the Basic Course and serve on committees developing our workbook, Fundamentals of Public Speaking. Public speaking isn't my only academic interest. I love rhetorical theory and criticism, communication theory and interpersonal communication. School isn't the only thing I do. I also have a 'life' that includes a husband, two children, a grandson, two dogs and two cats. My hobbies include gardening, listening to music and gourmet cooking.

Awards and honors

  • Fellowship from ADC for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Missouri State University (2004)
  • COAL Leadership Program, College of Arts and Letters (2003)
  • Nominated for College Service Award, College of Arts and Letters (2000)