Barbara M. Goff, Active Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on June 26, 2006. Assistant Dean Goff was a member of the Academic Programs, Cook College.
Funeral June 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick; visiting hours June 29 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Born into a family that valued education, Barbara Goff graduated from Wellesley College and came to Rutgers as a graduate student in English in 1966. She had majored in Victorian literature, and came to Cook College as an English professor when the college was building its humanities departments.
In 1973 Prof. Richard Merritt, then dean of instruction at Cook College, hired her as an English professor.
Among her interests outside the college were backpacking, cinema, the opera and art.
She accompanied Cook College students on experiential learning courses.
At the time of her death she was assistant dean of academic programs at Cook College and director of the honors program.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Rutgers University Foundation, with gifts designated to the Barbara M. Goff Travel Fellowship.