Story posted February 23, 2011
At the January 28, 2011 Common Hour and Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture, Professor Craig McEwen gave us "Stories and the Common Good".
Craig McEwen is a professor of sociology at Bowdoin College where he has taught since 1975, as well as Senior Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Common Good, a position he has held since 2007. Over the years he has also served as Acting Dean of the Faculty and Dean for Academic Affairs. Craig earned his B.A. in sociology from Oberlin College and his Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University. His research and commentary on mediation programs, courts and professionalism have been published widely in law reviews, social science journals and professional magazines. He is co-author with Lynn Mather and Richard Maiman of Divorce Lawyers at Work: Varieties of Professionalism in Practice and of the legal treatise Mediation: Law, Policy, Practice (with Sarah Cole, Nancy Rogers, Peter Thompson, and James Coben). From 2007 to 2010, he particularly enjoyed the challenge of teaching Maine Social Research, a course which partnered each semester with community organizations and engaged students in research on issues of housing, homelessness, hunger and health.