Current Officers

Deborah L. Bauer, President

Deborah L. Bauer, President

Deborah L. Bauer is a historian whose areas of research expertise include the study of gender, sexuality, power, the state, families & households, and kinship networks in Florida history with a special emphasis on the colonial British period, 1763-1784. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of South Florida in history and two Masters degrees from the University of North Florida and University of Central Florida. She has published several articles and book reviews about the history of colonial Florida in such publications as The Florida Historical Quarterly, Florida Studies, and Southeastern Archaeology. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled Trial & Error: Royal Authority and Families in the Colonization of British Florida, 1763-1784. It focuses on the social history of East and West Florida during the British period as it attempts to meld historical qualitative primary source data and quantitative archaeological data about material culture from several Florida archaeological sites. Deborah also maintains an interest in topics such as public history, public archaeology, and historical archaeology.


Edward González-Tennant, Vice President

Edward Gonzalez-Tennant is a Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Central Florida. His work combines archaeology, ethnography, and history. He also specializes in the use of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing tools, and 3D/VR technologies to research the dynamic geophysical and social processes affecting cultural heritage. His book, The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence, is available from the University Press of Florida.


Susan Harrington, Secretary


Susan Harrington is retired from the corporate world in Southern  California. She has a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara  and an MBA from Pepperdine University. While in the corporate  environment, Susan carved out time to obtain her Master’s in  Anthropology/Archaeology from CSU Fullerton. Her thesis concentrated on  artifacts and remains in the Southern California desert. Before recently  moving to Orlando, she was active in Southwest Florida archaeology  projects.

Richard J. Ott, Media Relations Liaison

Richard Ott is currently finishing his Master’s in Anthropology at UCF. He has worked at archaeological sites around Florida including Cape Canaveral, Rosewood, Sam’s House, Sumner and Tomoka State Park. Incorporating documentary film and photography with archaeology is his primary focus along with GIS.