Current Officers

Deborah L. Bauer, President

Deborah L. Bauer, President

 Deborah L. Bauer is doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida). She holds degrees from the University of Central Florida, University of North Florida, the University of Tampa, and Seminole Community College (now Seminole State College). She possesses two graduate certificates in Gender Studies and Community College Education.  She has published several articles and book reviews about the history of colonial Florida in such publications at The Florida Historical Quarterly, Florida Studies, and Southeastern Archaeology. Deborah’s 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. Her 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 with an emphasis on melding 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.

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.