Skip to main content
Skip to main menu

Slideshow

Betty Jean Craige

Betty Jean Craige
Arches Default
Professor Emeritus

Dr. Betty Jean Craige is University Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Director Emerita of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at UGA. A teacher, scholar, translator, and writer, Dr. Craige has published seventeen scholarly books in the fields of literature, politics, art, and history of ideas.

She has curated two exhibitions of the art of Alvar Suñol, at the Georgia Museum of Art and the Albany Museum of Art. In 2006 she produced with Alan Stecker the documentary Alvar: His Vision and His Art, which won first place in short documentaries at the Indie Gathering Film Festival in 2006.

In 2010 Dr. Craige published Conversations with Cosmo: At Home with an African Grey Parrot. For two years she wrote a Sunday column about animals, "Cosmo Talks," in the Athens Banner-Herald.

Her first novel, a murder mystery titled Downstream, will be published by Black Opal Books on November 26, 2014.

Dr. Craige is currently President Elect of OLLI@UGA (the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Georgia), where she serves on the Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Friends for the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Support us

We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. 

Click here to learn more about giving.

Every dollar given has a direct impact upon our students and faculty.