Dr. Craig Pease teaches education courses at Wayne State College. Before coming to Wayne State, Dr. Pease served as a social science teacher and coach at Ainsworth Public Schools in Ainsworth, Neb. In 1980, he joined Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools in Ashland, Neb., first as a social science teacher and coach for four years, then as the principal for four years and finally as the superintendent for 23 years.
He is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Nebraska Schoolmasters and Nebraska Council of School Administrators.
Dr. Pease has served as the chair of the Nebraska All Lines Interlocal Cooperative Aggregate Pool (a Nebraska school district insurance cooperative), as a board member of the Nebraska Liquid Asset Fund (an investment cooperative for political subdivisions) and as a representative on the Nebraska Information Technology Commission's Education Council.
In 2011, he was awarded Outstanding Educational Leader by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.
Ed.D., Education Administration, University of South Dakota, 2014
Ed.S., Education Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1990
M.A., Education Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1990
B.A., Secondary Education, Chadron State College, 1978
Dr. Pease's research and teaching interests are school law, school finance and facilities, and educational technology.