Dr. Joan Grumman

Date of Birth

December 13, 1933

Date of Death

December 1, 2016

Joan Grumman, Professor of English at Santa Barbara City College from 1972¬1996, passed peacefully at Serenity House on December 1, 2016. A great traveler, especially in England where she owned a house in Cambridge, Joan was instrumental in bringing the study¬abroad semesters to SBCC. Her Ph.D in English literature from Purdue, 1971, culminated in a dissertation on Henry James. She is fondly remembered by the thousands of students who benefited from her instruction in literature and writing. A memorial service will take place Monday, December 12, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s University Parish, 6550 Picasso Road, Isla Vista.


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