January 16, 2018 at 8:29 am

eCampus Puts Spotlight Sunday on Instructor Zoe Bossiere

Zoe Bossiere, Spotlight Sunday photo taken on snowy day with Zoe wearing coat and scarf.ay

Zoe Bossiere

Zoe Bossiere is a Ph.D. candidate in English in the Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences. This spring semester, she is teaching ENG 1510, “Writing and Rhetoric I,” and ENG 3030J “Writing, Reading, and Rhetoric in the Professions” for eCampus.

Get to know her a little better in eCampus Facebook Spotlight Sunday:

  1. What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?

My students are always surprised to learn that I spend most of my free time reading and writing. As a doctoral student, it helps that a lot of the work I do for my courses is what I enjoy doing anyway. Outside of academia, though, I tend to go see a lot of movies at the Athena Cinema in uptown Athens, and I love spending time with friends and family, even if we’re just hanging out and drinking a cup of tea.

  1. What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Oh, this is an easy one! Over the winter break my partner and I went to Oaxaca, Mexico where one of the regional specialties is fried chapulines, or crickets. I tried more than a few of them doused in chili powder and lemon juice. I know it sounds totally gross, but they actually weren’t bad. No different than eating a handful of sunflower seeds. The key is to try not to think about it too hard.

  1. What is your favorite sound?

I grew up in Tucson, Arizona not far from the railroad tracks, so I’ve always found the sound of a train rolling by peaceful and soothing. Now that I live in Ohio, I really enjoy watching the snow fall and listening to how quiet everything gets outside as it accumulates on the ground. I know that’s kind of a non-sound, but it’s something I find calming all the same.

  1. What is your dream vacation spot?

If I could go anywhere on vacation, I think I’d choose to visit Japan. I love to eat udon and ramen at the Tensuke Market whenever I find myself in Columbus, and I’d like the opportunity to try even more Japanese foods. Plus, I have some family in Tokyo, so it would be really fun to visit with them and to see all the places they like to go in the city.

  1. What is your favorite thing about being an eCampus instructor?

The students! I love watching an online classroom of relative strangers become a supportive community over the course of a single semester, and I am so pleased to have the opportunity to teach two different writing courses this Spring!


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