Kenneth M. Craig, Jr.
  • Kenneth M. Craig, Jr.
  • Professor of Religious Studies, Director of the Honors Program

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  • Phone: 828.898.8731
  • Office: Shelton Learning Commons 214
  • Department: Academics


MDiv, PhD, Southern Seminary
BA, Wake Forest University

Common Courses Taught

The Bible's Art and Its Artistic Re-Presentations
Issues in Ethics

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

My main area of research is in Poetics and Hebrew Bible. I also teach courses in ethics and film. I am professionally affiliated with the American Academy of Religion, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Society of Biblical Literature. Throughout my career, I have published numerous books and articles covering my Biblical research, including the forthcoming "Judges and the Contours of Speech." 

Institutional Service and Responsibilities

I am the director of the Honors Program. We currently have more than 100 students in the program, and I teach one of the honors courses. We travel each semester for a learning experience that takes us beyond the classroom, and I am privileged to teach and direct such extraordinary students at Lees-McRae.

Personal Interests

In addition to my work as a Humanities professor and honors program director, I enjoy competing in United States Tennis Association tournaments. I also admire the unique genius of Ludwig van Beethoven, and I play a few of his piano sonatas. I gave a short piano recital at the college a few years back.