Michael Cooper, MFA
College of Liberal Arts
Michael Cooper is an Instructor with Ashford University, where he teaches courses in literature, English, and composition. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Georgia State University and he completed his undergraduate work with a BA in English Literature from University of South Florida. Besides teaching, since 2009 he has served as Book Review Editor at The Southeast Review. A nominee for the Pushcart Prize, his fiction has been published in nationally-recognized literary journals such as Cimarron Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, and The Portland Review, to name a few. “A college degree enables us to find a sense of purpose in life according to a very specific discipline,” Cooper tells his students. “Thus, it’s important for incoming students to select a degree path that’s truly right for them.” In his free time, he enjoys travelling to Florida’s many beaches, hiking nature trails, and volunteering at his local animal shelter.