Lesleighan Kraft Cravens

Portrait of Lesleighan Cravens


Assistant Teaching Professor

Division of Plant Science & Technology

Lesleighan’s academic responsibilities range from overseeing and supervising the operation of Tiger Garden, the student-operated floral shop on campus, to advising the Mizzou Student Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers organization. As the faculty advisor, she works to prepare students for regional/national competitions, expand students’ views of the floral industry and prepare students for careers within the industry.

Education background

  • M.S. Agricultural Education and Leadership
  • B.S. Agricultural Education with Teaching Certification, University of Missouri
  • Accreditation: American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD)
  • Certifications: Certified Floral Designer (CFD) & Professional Floral Communicator International (PFCI)

Courses taught

  • PLT_SCI 2220: Introduction to Floral Design
  • PLT_SCI 2221: Everyday Floral Design
  • PLT_SCI 3220: Special Occasions Floral Design
  • PLT_SCI 3221: Wedding Floral Design
  • PLT_SCI 3221: Retail Floral Management (WI)
  • AFNR 2191: Study Abroad Program to the Netherlands (Holland)