Michael Cooper, MFA

Michael Cooper, MFA

Michael  Cooper
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.