Jim Stafford is the Founding Editor of Split Oak Press, an independent literary publisher of book length memoirs, novels, flash fiction, poetry, and collections that combine multiple genres, such as poetry and art. The Split Oak Press staff includes writers and teachers from various parts of the U.S., and it usually involves several Ithaca College student interns. Dr. Stafford himself has written several nonfiction young adult books, and he is also a professor in the Department of Writing at Ithaca College. He received a doctorate in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia.