M.F.A., The Ohio State University, 1986
M.S., Drexel University, 1976
M.F.A., University of Montana, 1975
B.S., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1970


Craig McDaniel joined the faculty at Herron School of Art and Design in 2003. Past positions at Herron include serving as an associate Dean (2005 – 2018), director of graduate programs (2008 – 2013), Interim Chair, Department of Visual Communication Design (2010 – 2011), and Chair, Department of Fine Arts (2003 – 2005). His publications include essays, experimental fiction, and artworks published widely in journals, and 3 volumes co-authored with Jean Robertson, including Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Arts after 1980 (Oxford University Press). His artworks have been featured in over 20 solo exhibitions. McDaniel received degrees from University of Pennsylvania, Ohio State University, Drexel University, and University of Montana. A primary focus throughout McDaniel’s career is exploring relationships of visual and verbal modes of expression. He retired in January 2020.