Gary Mormino

Gary Mormino, Frank E. Duckwall emeritus professor at the University of South Florida, taught Florida history at the university for more than four decades. His most recent book, Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams, published in 2005, was the basis of a PBS documentary, The Florida Dream, which aired in 2007. In 2009 his essay on community in Florida received the Charlie Award from the Florida Magazine Association for the year’s best article. In 2003, the Florida Humanities Council named Gary Humanist of the Year, and in 2012, Florida Trend named him a “Florida Icon” and the Florida House in Washington DC gave him a distinguished author award. Gary is presently working on two projects: a study of Florida and World War II, and a book weaving a history of Florida foodways and culture.