Degree: University of Michigan, 1978
Craig Harris (Associate Professor) focuses on the behavior of tightly and moderately coupled social-natural systems, including agriculture, fisheries, and food safety. Craig is particularly interested in coevolutionary processes that operate across organizational (individual, family, community, watershed) and spatial (field, farm, region, globe) scales. Craig has done work inter alia on pest management in fruit and vegetable production, the construction of food safety, and the development of science for fisheries management. Craig has conducted research in Michigan, Taiwan, Senegal, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Bulgaria. Craig teaches courses in the social ecology of development, society and environment, and earth systems science. He is appointed in the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, and in the National Food Safety and Toxicology Center. He is a member of the core faculties of the African Studies Center, the Asian Studies Center, the Center For European and Russian Studies, the Center For Advanced Studies in International Development, and the Center For Women in International Development. Craig earned his B.A. degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1968, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1978.