Cheryl J. Craig is a Professor and the Houston Endowment Endowed Chair in Urban Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture in the College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University (TAMU). Previously, she was a Professor, Coordinator of the Teaching and Teacher Education program area, and the Director of Elementary Education at the University of Houston (UH).

Her empirical research is situated at the intersection where teaching and curriculum meet. Using the narrative inquiry research method, she conducts research with pre-service and in-service teachers within reforming school contexts in Houston’s urban core. Her research agenda centers on the influence of various school reform agendas on teachers’ knowledge developments and communities of knowing and the unintended consequences that school reform initiatives and educational policies may have on student learning.