Center for Civic Engagement and Democracy

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About the Director

Alden Craddock

Alden W. Craddock joined Maryville University of St. Louis in 2009 as Associate Vice President and Director of the Center for Civic Engagement. Along with these administrative roles, as an associate professor in the School of Education, he also continues his academic interest in social studies and global education.

Prior to joining Maryville, Dr. Craddock was an Associate Professor in social studies education and Director of the International Democratic Education Institute at Bowling Green State University. He holds a Ph.D. in international relations and political science from The Ohio State University where he also served in a variety of capacities.

Beginning in 1995, Craddock worked on the Mershon Center Civic Education Program and served as its Director from 1999 to 2002. During this time, the Civic Education Program completed successful long-term projects in Poland, Ukraine and South Africa and assisted with a variety of other international civic education efforts. These projects focused on curriculum development, teacher training, and applied research designed to strengthen education for democracy. Craddock continued these partnerships at Bowling Green State University where he recently received additional financial support for a three year project with civic educators in Morocco and Jordan.

Craddock has been Principal Investigator for nearly $4 million in external funding for international civic education and is regularly invited to national and international meetings and conferences as an expert in the field. Craddock has brought all of these international partners, opportunities and experiences with him as he begins his work at Maryville University.

Contacts

Alden W. Craddock, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President and Director
Center for Civic Engagement and Democracy
Maryville University of St. Louis
650 Maryville University Drive
101B Gander Hall
St. Louis, MO  63141
P: 314.529.6687
F: 314.529.9384
E: acraddock@maryville.edu
Twitter: @AldenCraddock
Gayle Dryden
Administrative Assistant
Center for Civic Engagement and Democracy
Maryville University of St. Louis
650 Maryville University Drive
101 Gander Hall
St. Louis, MO 63141
P: 314.529.6687
F: 314.529.9384
E: gdryden@maryville.edu
Tyler Juengst
Project Assistant
Center for Civic Engagement and Democracy
Maryville University of St. Louis
650 Maryville University Drive
101 Gander Hall
St. Louis, MO 63141
P: 314.529.6687
F: 314.529.9384
Kevin Ptacek
Project Assistant
Center for Civic Engagement and Democracy
Maryville University of St. Louis
650 Maryville University Drive
101 Gander Hall
St. Louis, MO 63141
P: 314.529.6687
F: 314.529.9384