Spotlight Sunday: eCampus instructor Joshua Davis
Joshua is a Ph.D. candidate in English in the College of Arts and Sciences. His scholarly focus is literature. He currently is teaching ENG 3060J, “Women and Writing” for eCampus. Get to know him a little better:
1. What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
Well, this hardly counts as a hobby, but I read a lot! Right now I'm reading Amy Bloom's “A Blind Man Could See How Much I Love You,” a collection of short stories, and a wonderful novel called “Eleanor Boxfish Takes a Walk.” With a title like that, who wouldn't come along?
2. What is your favorite movie of all time?
My favorite movie of all time is “Return to Oz” (1985). I love the film's darker tone and its score—despite the era, no synthesizers! I also love the performances. The two youngest actors move and behave like small adults. Their eyes seem to be telling the audience that childhood is not always happy, not always safe.
3. What are three things on your bucket list?
I want to see the mermaid statue in the Copenhagen harbor in Denmark. I want to hold one of the volumes of Virginia Woolf's diary (house at the British Museum). Finally, I would like to be brave enough to ride in a hot air balloon, but I may never manage it!
4. What is the first concert you attended?
I no longer remember, but it may have been to see Train in 1999.
5. What is your favorite thing about being an eCampus instructor?
I love forging lasting connections with my eCampus students, especially since faculty members who are skeptical about (or downright afraid of) online education seem to believe that it isn't possible to have inspiring interactions in a virtual environment.
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