Stacey Cochran Stacey Cochran is an assistant professor of English at the University of Arizona and currently serves as Coordinator of Student Success and Wellness for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Additionally he is pursuing a doctorate in the College of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice with a focus toward innovative teaching, learning, and research that prioritizes students' emotional well-being and promoting access for women and minorities in educational administration. Before that, he taught for nine years in the First-Year Writing Program at North Carolina State University. He has also taught academic and creative writing at East Carolina University and Mesa Community College (AZ). He earned his M.A. in English from East Carolina University in 2001 with a concentration in Creative Writing. He was finalist for the 1998 Dell Magazines Award, a 2004 finalist for the St. Martin's Press/PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Contest, and finalist for the 2011 James Hurst Prize for fiction. He is an experienced videographer and interviewer who was the host of The Artist's Craft, a television show in Raleigh which featured interviews with many bestselling authors and literary scholars.