Craig Stanley

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects
Craig Stanley

Contact Information

Faculty Development and Advancement
Office Location
115 Westcott Building

Craig Stanley, who started his academic career in 2004 in Florida State University’s College of Social Work, is taking on a new role as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects in the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement.  He starts his new position October 23. 

“I am delighted that Craig is joining the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement. I have had the pleasure of working with him on committees and projects.  He is well known by the campus community for his support of faculty and student success, mastery of academic policies, and his creative efforts to advance the university’s academic mission,” said Janet Kistner, Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement. 

Stanley has held several key leadership roles in the College of Social Work, most recently as Interim Dean, a role he stepped into in January 2022 when then-Dean Clark was appointed FSU’s provost.  Stanley was well prepared for that role, having served as the college’s Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Affairs since 2015, and from 2009 to 2015, he directed the Master of Social Work program, overseeing the growth of the online programs.  

A licensed clinical social worker who has spent more than a decade as a social work practitioner, Stanley previously held roles at DISC Village, where he administered residential substance use programs, and the Children’s Home Society, where he administered community mental health programs that served children and families in North Florida.  

A two-time graduate of Florida State University, Stanley received his doctoral degree in Higher Education from the FSU College of Education in 2014 and earned his MSW at FSU in 1997.