Brendan Goff

Assistant Professor of History

The University of Michigan: Ph.D., History, 2008
The University of Glasgow: M.Phil., Philosophy, 1996
Hamilton College: A.B., 1988

Brendan Goff received his PhD in History at the University of Michigan in 2008 (with a focus on modern U.S. international history). Before coming to New College of Florida, Dr. Goff held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Michigan and then served as a lecturer in the Honors Program at the University of Michigan. Dr. Goff has also taught twentieth century global history at Eastern Michigan University.

Dr. Goff has published through the Social Science Research Council/Indiana University Press and is currently working on his book with Harvard University Press, which is entitled The Heartland Abroad: Rotary International and the Globalizing of Main Street.

Before entering the PhD program at Michigan, Dr. Goff was a freelance English teacher in Madrid, Spain; worked in a major bank in New York City; studied philosophy in Glasgow, Scotland; assisted in the government and community affairs division of the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, D.C., and attended seminary. 

Select Publications
The Heartland Abroad: Rotary International and the Globalizing of Main Street
Under contract with Harvard University Press, 2013.

“Philanthropy and the ‘perfect democracy’ of Rotary International,” in Globalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society: Projecting Institutional Logics Abroad, eds. David C. Hammack and Steven Heydemann (Indiana University Press, 2009).

“Public Exposure and Righteous Indignation: The Civic Passions of the Muckrakers.” Presentation to Michigan educators as part of series of workshops entitled “Teaching American History” and organized by the Smithsonian Institution, Inkster, MI, 2009.

Contact Information

New College of Florida
Division of Social Sciences
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243-2197

Office of the Provost
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida  34243

Phone: (941) 487-4200
Fax: (941) 487-4201