Craig Cunningham
Associate Professor of Technology in Education and Educational Foundations and Inquiry


  • History of education
  • Technology and learning

Craig Cunningham was born in Willingboro, N.J., and raised in Connecticut, California, Massachusetts and New Jersey. He attended Ewing High School in New Jersey and graduated from Lafayette College in 1983. His greatest joy at Lafayette was working as editor-in-chief at The Lafayette newspaper. After dropping out of Harvard Law School, Cunningham landed a job teaching math and chemistry at the Hyde School in Bath, Maine, where he discovered a passion for education. In 1988, Cunningham left Hyde to attend graduate school at the University of Chicago, returning to the Hyde Foundation in 1992 to work on taking the “character first” concept into public schools. He received his doctorate in philosophy of curriculum in 1994 and became an assistant professor of educational foundations at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago in 1995. He left NEIU to work more closely with the Chicago Public Schools at the University of Chicago from 2000 to 2004, then moved to National-Louis University as associate professor in the technology in education program in 2004.