Craig is the Senior Researcher for Public Education Partners and brings more than 25 years of experience in Greenville’s non-profit sector and 7 years of experience from government and the private sector to PEP.
He is responsible for advancing the PEP mission by managing PEP’s research and data analysis needs. Craig will remain informed about education-related research and data, as well as federal, state, and local policy, to better inform PEP’s programming and advocacy efforts.
Craig has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Manchester College (IN). He also has his Master of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University.
Craig is rejoining the PEP team, where he worked as Public Policy and Research Manager from 2004-2014. Prior to returning to PEP in January 2017, he has also worked as the Project Coordinator for Pleasant Valley Connection, the Planning Director for the Community Planning Council/United Way, and many other roles in the world of advocacy and public policy. Craig brings a wealth of knowledge and skills in research and data analysis, state legislation and budgets, communication, and project management.
Craig has been married to his wife, Jeanette Wilcox, for 35 years and has two adult children. Outside of the office, you might find Craig hiking, cycling, or playing tennis. He also enjoys landscaping around his home and watching college and professional sports.
Most Rewarding Aspect of Working with PEP
“Definitely the quality of people on the staff and Board of Directors with whom I get to work and interact. Public Education Partners has great people who are passionate about public education and Greenville County.”