Joseph M. Craft

A photo of Joseph Craft, Associate Professor of Education
Joseph Craft
Associate Professor of Education
Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Craft is driven by the Holy Spirit to help students recognize their God-given potential as Christian educators.  He specializes in early childhood and elementary education with increased emphasis in instructional design, assessment, and classroom and behavior management. He has a passion for teaching and supporting students.  


B.S., Ohio University; M.Ed., Southeastern University; Ph.D., Columbia International University 


Dr. Craft has served in many areas of education. Apart from his passion for teaching, Dr. Craft enjoys public speaking and leading educational workshops.  He is a voice for Christian Education with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Florida League of Christian Schools (FLOCS) professional development conferences.  Dr. Craft is also an ordained minister of the Gospel and recently served as the Lead Pastor of Awaken Church in Lake Wales, FL.  When not teaching, Joseph enjoys spending time with his family.  He is married to Rachel and they have three children.  You can often find them together playing pickle ball, fishing, or watching movies.  


Teacher, Pinewood Elementary School, 2006-2013; Adjunct Faculty, Resident Faculty, Southeastern University, 2013-2016; Teacher, Winter Haven Christian School, 2016-2020; Resident Faculty, Columbia International University, 2020-present.