Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Dr. Craig Monk

Craig Monk was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science on July 1, 2013. He was previously Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge, where he served first as Assistant Dean (Students) and, then, as Associate Dean in its Faculty of Arts and Science. He was also the Founding Chair of the Steering Committee for its Centre for the Advancement of Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Founding Coordinator for its Academic Writing Program.

As Dean at MacEwan University, Craig is responsible for overseeing the academic and administrative direction of Arts and Science, supporting colleagues in their career progress by encouraging success in teaching, scholarship, and service. By emphasizing collaboration across the Faculty, throughout the institution, and within the community as a whole, he seeks to maintain programs that respond to the needs of students, whose success remains the Faculty’s first priority.

Craig holds D.Phil. and M.St. degrees from Oxford University, an M.A. from Western University, and a B.A. (Hons.) from Memorial University. He has been awarded research fellowships from Yale, Indiana, and Texas. His scholarship, dealing with topics in American literature, autobiography, modernism, and publishing history, has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He is author of Writing the Lost Generation: Expatriate Autobiography and American Modernism (University of Iowa Press) and he completed a full term as Co-Editor of American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography (Ohio State University Press).

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