Meet the Editors
Jeanine Clark Bremer
Interest is in environmental history, specifically coral reef policy. Florida's John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are dear to me and my intellectual pursuits. However, I am currently finishing an Ed.D. that focuses on teacher education. While teaching history, I discovered that I was inspired by the preservice teachers and wanted to work more closely with them. This prompted a career change and while I have retained my passion for coral reef policy intellectually and through being an avid SCUBA diver, I am working in the College of Education now. My pet project for the network is developing teaching resources for the members. There is a treasure trove of existing material and resources on Florida history that I would like to accumulate and make available through the network. I am hoping to encourage network members to share existing Florida based assignments so that we can share and learn from each other.
I am currently in my second term as VP of Teaching for H-Net.
Robert Cassanello is an associate professor of history at the University of Central Florida. He is a social historian interested in digital public history. His book To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville won the 2014 Harry Moore Award by the Florida Historical Society. His other books include, Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945 with Colin J. Davis and Florida's Working-Class Past: Current Perspectives on Labor, Race, and Gender from Spanish Florida to the New Immigration with Melanie Shell-Weiss. He is a publicly engaged scholar who has curated exhibits such as The Long History of the Civil Rights Movement in Florida and From Kin to Kant: Turpentine Culture in Central Florida. He has also produced numerous media projects such as the films, The Committeeand Filthy Dreamers with Dr. Lisa Mills. The films have screened at numerous state, national and international film festivals and won several awards. Additionally he produces the podcasts RICHES of Central Florida and A History of Central Florida Podcast both won the Dunn Internet Broadcasting Award with the Florida Historical Society. Dr. Cassanello was a featured voice on the weekly public radio program Florida Frontiers produced by the Florida Historical Society.
Dr. Cassanello's many public history projects have involved collaboration with over 25 museums, archives and historical societies across the state of Florida including the University of Florida’s Natural History Museum, Florida Department of State: Division of Historical Resources, Orange County Regional History Center, the Jones High School Museum and the Florida Historical Society.
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