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Debbie Craig
Debbie Craig
Title: Faculty Athletics Representative

A background in athletic training and experience as a student-athlete should provide Deborah Craig with a solid foundation as she begins her first year as faculty athletics representative this fall.

President John Haeger appointed Craig, director of the athletic training education program, to the position charged with ensuring academic integrity, NCAA compliance, enhancement of the student-athlete experience and communication with university administrators.

Craig has been with Northern Arizona University for a decade, with nine years as an associate professor of athletic training and physical therapy. She’s spent 15 years as an athletic trainer at the collegiate level, with extensive experience working with and teaching student-athletes.

Craig earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico, and master’s degree from the University of Arizona, both in athletic training, and doctoral degree in educational leadership from Colorado State University.

Craig said she will draw on her own experience as an undergraduate student participating in field hockey and her understanding of what it takes to balance the demands of a busy college career.