David Boe

David BoeProfessor
Ph.D., Indiana University (Linguistics)
M.A., Northern Arizona University (TESOL)
B.A., Fort Lewis College (English)

Teaching Specialties

  • English Grammar and Usage
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • History of the English Language
  • Introduction to Linguistic Theory

Professor Boe has been teaching at Northern Michigan University since 2001. Prior to joining the NMU
faculty, he was a postdoctoral fellow in linguistics at the University of Nevada at Reno (1999-2001), and
before that he was a Fulbright lecturer in linguistics at Vilnius University in Lithuania (1996-1998).
He completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University in 1996, with a concentration in syntax and second language acquisition. He currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences (NAAHoLS), and is a regular presenter at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). At NMU, he serves as a faculty advisor for the Mortar Board national honor society,
he is a Past Chair of the university's Academic Senate (2010-2012), and he serves
as the Director of our TESOL Certification program.