Taken from the English dept. website through www.ucdavis.edu:

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1974. M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1967 B.A., Amherst College, 1965

John Boe has been a Lecturer in English at UC Davis since 1981, teaching a range of writing courses and occasional literature courses (most frequently Children's Literature and Shakespeare). He will be teaching Shakespeare in London this summer for UCD Summer Sessions. He has also served as the English Department's Director of Composition and Director of the Campus Writing Center and Assistant Director of Composition, Lower Division.

Phi Beta Kappa, 1965 First Prize, H.R. Roberts Literary Awards, Informal Essay Category , 1991 Excellence in Teaching Award, U.C. Davis, 1991 Professional Development Leave, Spring 1991, Winter 1998 Professional storyteller with featured performances at numerous venues, including the Bay Area Storytelling Festival, the Sonoma Storytelling Festival, the Diablo Valley College Ethnic Storytelling Festival, Picnic Day, Dominican College, the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the Varsity Theater, the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, and various radio and television appearances, including on ABC's 20/20

Commercially released performance cassette, The Bongo Poet and Other Stories About Music: John Boe and the Steve Slagle Trio., and CD, "Sex and Laughter".


Life Itself: Messiness is Next to Goddessness and Other Essays (Chiron Publications), a collection of humorous, psychological, and literary essays. Your Joke is in the E-mail: Cyberlaffs from Mousepotatoes , co-authored, (Ten Speed Press), a collection of e-mail jokes with humorous commentary. Writing on the Edge, ed., UC Davis's journal of writing and teaching writing, now in its tenth year. Email: [email protected]

John Boe is director of the Campus Writing Center. He's a wealth of information if you have the chance to talk to him. He's been involved in many other projects as well. He's done a lot of charity and research work with children in hospitals - telling stories and songs to help them, as well as trying to help children with psychological issues or abuses express themselves, or their feelings about what's happened, through art and song.

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2006-05-08 07:41:38   He teaches comparative literature 5 (Fairy Tales, Fables, and Parables.) He brings instruments to class to play sometimes, while he tells stories and jokes all the time. The class was really a lot of fun. I took it over a year ago, but he taught it again this year the same way I heard. —ES

2006-05-08 09:17:25   Could we get a picture? It would be awesome to see the Face of Boe. —JabberWokky

2009-05-14 17:13:30   Took a good writing class with him last year. Excellent professor. —Andy890

2009-05-15 20:23:07   Jabber "Face of Boe" that comment is win. So is Prof Boe. —OliviaY