David Boe


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

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.

Teaching Specialties:

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