Terrence Cheng received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Miami, FL, where he was a James Michener Fellow, and his BA in English from Binghamton University. He has been Professor of English and Director of UConn's Stamford campus since January 2016. Previous to joining UConn, he served in various administrative leadership roles at Lehman College, and Brooklyn College, both part of the City University of New York. Cheng is the author of two novels: Sons of Heaven (2002), and Deep in the Mountains (2007). His short stories and essays have appeared in Glimmertrain, Nimrod, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Georgetown Review, and other journals and collections. In 2005 he received a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.