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Name: Davis, Jack
Title: Professor
Organization: History
Education: Ph.D., History, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1994
Office Address: 235 Keene-Flint Hall P.O. Box 117320 Gainesville, FL 32611-7320
Email: davisjac@ufl.edu
Telephone: +1 (352) 273-3398


His research focuses on environmental history and his most recent book, An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, won the gold medal from the Florida Book Awards for best non-fiction book of 2009. He is currently working on a book on the environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico, covering the five U.S. Gulf states from the preColumbian period to the present. He teaches Florida, southern, sustainability, and environmental history. The research of his graduate students includes the environmental history of American motorsports,the history of Silver Springs and the Florida interior, the environmental history of the wood-treatment industry in the South, female environmental activists in Florida,the history of waste-water treatment in Florida, and the historical impact of environmental laws in Florida.

Keywords: environmental history; Everglades; Gulf of Mexico; history

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