Bernard Acoca is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a published author. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Communication. He teaches undergraduate classes, has been a guest lecturer in Harvard University’s Department of Russian and Eastern European Studies, and has spent summers training at Martha’s Vineyard College. Before his appointment at UNC. Acoca was an associate professor of English at McGill University and an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Literature at the State University of Stuttgart.
- Early Life
Bernard grew up in a lower-middle-class family. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during his first year and received a full scholarship to participate in this university. Acoca also received a scholarship to Harvard University but decided against going there due to financial reasons. His roommate in college was Alex Cockburn (brother of Christopher Cockburn), and he and Acoca became interested in politics because of their friendship with Cockburn. Acoca has been married to Rebecca Fuchs since 2001, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Musicology, Theory, and Ethnomusicology.
The Zaxby’s CEO became interested in the world of poetry after he graduated from college. He worked alongside Alex Cockburn at The Co-op Bookstore for a year, where he met Jeremy Scahill. Acoca co-founded Deep Dish Popsicle with Jeremy Scahill in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Acoca moved to Baltimore at the end of 2007 to take a teaching position at Johns Hopkins University after being offered the job by Rebecca Fuchs.
Zaxby’s Chicken CEO, Zach McLeroy, was a student in one of Acoca’s classes and approached him after class one day and told him that he wanted to start a business.
Bernard Acoca has authored several books of poetry, one of which is entitled “For What It’s Worth.” He has also written columns on politics and cultural affairs for the “East Bay Express,” the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s independent student newspaper. He has been editor-in-chief for “The Acoca” literary journal. In addition to his academic endeavors, Bernard Acoca works as an actor, a professional documentary filmmaker, editor and writer. Bernard Acoca is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a published author. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Communication.
To be successful, Acoca has used innovative business practices and a new way of thinking about his work. He has been able to be successful at both scholarship and business. The business aspect of Bernard Acoca’s life has helped him with what seems to be the biggest problem in universities – funding. Making money from his writings has helped him manage his student loans, which means he can focus on what he loves (scholarship) rather than on never-ending financial crises due to the cost of education.
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