- B.A., English, University of Chicago
- MFA, Iowa Writer's Workshop
Stephanie Soileau has a BA in English from the University of Chicago and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Ecotone, Tin House, New Stories from the South, and other journals and anthologies, and has been supported by fellowships from the Wallace Stegner Fellowship Program at Stanford University, the Camargo Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Before coming to USM, she taught courses at the University of Iowa, the University of Illinois-Chicago, the City Colleges of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute, and Stanford University.