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Nathan Robert Carb Jr.

1959 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Edwin Courtlandt Bolles
"The Social Plays of Sir Arthur Wing Pinero: An Old Answer to a New Question"

Dr. Nathan R. Carb, Jr., age 79, died in his Pitman, NJ home on June 30, 2012 where he lived for over 55 years.

Dr. Carb earned his Bachelor's degree in English from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA in 1954, and his Master's degree and Ph.D in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1956 and 1959.

Dr. Carb's teaching career began at West Virginia University. He then joined the faculty of Glassboro State College, (now Rowan University), in 1959. Dr. Carb had the distinction of being the youngest full professor in the New Jersey State College/University system at the age of 33, and again made history, by becoming the longest serving professor, completing 52 years of continued full-time teaching and service to Glassboro State College/Rowan University.

Dr. Carb also served as Chairman of the English Department for twenty years from 1983-2003. Dr. Carb retired on June 30, 2011, exactly one year prior to his death.

Dr. Carb is survived by his wife, Andrea A. Carb, and his children Robert F.H. Carb, Stephen T.E. Carb, and Lara J. Pointon; daughter-in-law Janine Carb and son-in-law Scott Pointon, as well as his grandchildren Trevor F.R. Carb, Olivia A.H. Carb, Violette J.G. Carb, Otis N.W. Carb, Hazel E.O. Carb and Mia A. Pointon.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date to be announced. Donations may be made in Dr. Carb's memory to: Rowan University Foundation, "Nathan R. Carb Scholarship Fund," Shpeen Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028.