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Cameron Douglas Craig
Founder & President
Professor Laureate, Eastern Illinois University, 2010-2011
M.A. Geography, Indiana State University, 2003
B.S. History, Indiana State University, 1999
Cameron Douglas Craig is a professor laureate (2010-2011) in the Department of Geology/Geography at Eastern Illinois University. Mr. Craig currently oversees the Broadcast Meteorology program and works with his meteorology students at WEIUs EMMY award winning news program, “NewsWatch.” In addition to his duties, he created the film production company, “Tempestas et Caelum Productions,” that allows students in geography, history, journalism and communication studies to have a platform for researching, exploring distant landscapes and creating documentary films such as “Stinging Dust & Forgotten Lives: The Dust Bowl,” “Expedition Endurance: Without Water, We are Nothing,” and “Expedition Nature’s Realm” for regional PBS stations and classrooms around the world. His company’s newest division, “TCPArts,” was created for the purpose of training students how to film and edit concerts in the university’s Doudna Fine Arts Center and to promote the music department’s talent on a grand scale.
Craig’s recent return to music originates from his youth and as an undergraduate at Indiana State University. A former vocal performance major, Mr. Craig is currently studying under Richard Robert Rossi, Ph.D. toward receiving a Master of Arts in Conducting at Eastern Illinois University. Mr. Craig also writes music that has been used in all of his documentary films.
Mr. Craig’s ultimate goal is to combine all of his fields of study, geography, history, broadcast meteorology and music, to understand the growth, influence and culture of the human spirit to pass on to his students… “A Classroom is not a structure of walls but a window into the world.”
Honors and Awards
- Mary Anne Hanner Teaching Award, Eastern Illinois University, 2014.
- Professor Laureate, Eastern Illinois University, 2010-2011.
- Excellence in the Use of Technology, Service Award, Eastern Illinois University, 2010.
- Outstanding Faculty Nominee, College of Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, 2009.
- Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, 2007.
- Excellence in the Use of Technology, Eastern Illinois University, 2006.
- Outstanding Service Award, Department of Geography, Geology, & Anthropology, Indiana State University, 2005.
- Educational Excellence Award, College of Arts & Science, Indiana State University, 2002.
- An Expedition: Essays of LIfe Experiences V1 (2017) Blurb
Recent Original Music Compositions (ASCAP)
Selection of recent major works. For a detailed list of compositions, please enquire with Mr. Craig.
- "Der Prinz des Blutmonds: Ein Ballett," Opus 95 (2015), Cameron Douglas Craig
- Composer: Cameron Douglas Craig
- Librettist: Brian James Hartman
- Artistic Designer: Travis Dean White
- Original Story Conceived by Cameron Douglas Craig
- "Piano Quintet in A flat major," Opus 93 (2015), Cameron Douglas Craig
- "The Color of History: A Work on the Russian Revolution," Opus 25 (1998), Cameron Douglas Craig, Poem by Keeva Jeanne Westbrook
Filmography (All Productions Presented by TCPFilms & TCPArts)
(D=Director, P=Producer, W=Writer, N=Narrator, E=Editor, M=Music)
- "A World of Winter" (2004) Indiana State University Climate Laboratory, D/P/W/E/M
- "Explore the Skies: Human Modification of the Environment" (2005) Eastern Illinois University, D/P/W/E/M
- "An Illinois Winter" (2006) Eastern Illinois University, D/P/W/E/M
- "Expedition Nature's Realm" (2007) Eastern Illinois University, D/P/W/E/M
- "Stinging Dust & Forgotten Lives" (2007 & 2008) Eastern Illinois University, D/P/W/E/M
- "Explore Illinois' Winter on the Prairie" (2010) Eastern Illinois University, P/M
- "Returning to Paradise: Voices of the Human Spirit" (2011) Eastern Illinois University, D/P/E/M
- "Illinois' Skies" Series (2014-present) Eastern Illinois University, D/P/E/N/M/W
- "Expedition Endurance: Without Water, We Are Nothing" (2014-Present) Eastern Illinois University, D/P/W/E/M
- All Music Department Concerts/Recitals, (2014-Present) Eastern Illinois University, D/P/E