About Me

Film photograph of a redheaded white woman in glasses with a red/orange cloudy blur (aura) over the portrait.
Aura portrait by Alex Lee at AURAAURA, Seattle, July 2019.

Here’s my CV as a Microsoft Sway. I’m also on LinkedIn.

Short Bio (98 words)

Zoe Fisher is an instructional designer at Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington where she specializes in designing online learning courses in Bridge and Canvas. In addition to assisting faculty with the design of their face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses, she primarily spends her time designing trainings and professional development programs for faculty and staff.  Before becoming an instructional designer, Zoe was an information literacy librarian who also taught classes in reading and college success. Her professional interests include educational technology, online learning, student learning assessment, and privacy and ethics in education. You can find her online at http://www.quickaskzoe.com.

Extended Bio (210 words)

Zoe Fisher is an instructional designer at Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington. In her current role, Zoe collaborates with Human Resources to design and implement compliance training and professional development programs using Bridge by Instructure. She also consults with faculty to design face-to-face, online, and blended courses for community college learners. Before becoming an instructional designer, Zoe was an information literacy librarian who specialized in teaching one-shot course-integrated instruction sessions and providing one-on-one research help.

Zoe has significant teaching experience, both face-to-face and online. In addition to teaching in the library, Zoe has taught credit-bearing courses for Pierce College, Southern Utah University, and Renton Technical College. She enjoys working with adult learners who bring their own lived experiences to the classroom. Her research interests include educational technology, accessibility, online and hybrid pedagogy, student learning assessment, information literacy, and privacy and ethics in education.

Zoe received her Master’s degree in Library Science from Emporia State University and her Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. In her spare time, she writes memoir, essays, short stories, poetry, and young adult fiction. Her first book, Please Don’t Kill the Freshman: A Memoir, was published when she was seventeen years old. She lives in Seattle with her spouse and their dog, Charlie.