CFA Faculty Biography

Leah Craig
Dean's Office
Public Relations and Marketing Manager
T: (352) 273-1489
F: (352)


Leah Spellman Craig, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and public relations from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. After graduation, Leah served as communications manager and editor of Sizzle at the American Culinary Federation in St. Augustine, Fla. While there she developed public relations plans to promote the association's 20,000 members, worked with local and national media outlets and was editor of the organization’s quarterly publication for students. Prior to joining the staff at the University of Florida College of Fine Arts she worked as corporate communications specialist at RTI Surgical in Alachua, Fla., where she was responsible for internal communications, community relations and corporate communications projects.


When she's not working, Leah enjoys freelance writing for local lifestyle publications, attending community events and volunteering. She is a member and past board member of the Gainesville Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). While in Jacksonville she was a member of the North Florida Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Jacksonville Chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design. Leah has received numerous awards for her work and was named the North Florida Chapter of PRSA's 2011 Rising Star.


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