Jack E. Davis
Curriculum Vitæ (brief)
Areas of Specialization:
U.S. Environmental History, Modern U.S., U.S. South, Florida History, Sustainability Studies.
1994 Ph.D. American History. Brandeis University.
Professor of History, University of Florida, August 2010-.
Affiliated faculty, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, 2003-.
Associate Professor of History, University of Florida, Gainesville: August 2003-2010.
Associate Professor of History and Director of Environmental Studies, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL: 2001-2003.
Assistant Professor of History and Director of Environmental Studies, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL: 1997-2001.
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of History and American Studies, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL: June 1994-May 1997.
Gulf: The Making of an American Sea (under contract with Liveright/W.W. Norton).
An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century (Environmental History and the American South Series: University of Georgia Press, 2009, paperback 2011). (Florida Book Awards Gold Medal winner)
Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez since 1930 (Louisiana State University Press, 2001, paperback 2004). (Charles S. Sydnor Award winner)
Co-editor, with Raymond Arsenault, Paradise Lost? The History of Florida Environmental (University Press of Florida, 2005) author of introduction and two essays.
Co-editor, with Kari Frederickson, Making Waves: Female Activists in Twentieth-Century Florida (University Press of Florida, 2003) sole author of introduction and one essay.
Editor, The Wide Brim: Early Poems and Ponderings of Marjory Stoneman Douglas (University Press of Florida, 2002).
Editor, The Civil Rights Movement (Blackwell Publishers, 2000).
Peer-reviewed Book Chapters and Articles (selected):
“Florida by Nature: A Survey of Extra-Human Historical Agency,” The New History of Florida, Michael Gannon ed. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013).
“Sharp Prose for Green: John D. MacDonald and the First Ecological Novel,” Florida Historical Quarterly 87 (Spring 2009): 484-508.
“'Conservation is Now a Dead Word': Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Transformation of American Environmentalism,” Environmental History 8 (January 2003): 53-76.
“New Left, Revisionist, In-Your-Face History: Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July Experience,” Oliver Stone's USA: Film, History, and Controversy, Robert Brent Toplin ed. (University Press of Kansas, 2000), 135-48.
“Green Awakening: Social Activism and the Evolution of Marjory Stoneman Douglas's Environmental Consciousness,” The Florida Historical Quarterly 80 (October 2001): 43-77.
“The Struggle for Public History: Black and White Claims to Natchez's Past,” The Public Historian 22 (Winter 2000): 45-63.
“Baseball's Reluctant Challenge: Desegregating Major League Spring Training Sites, 1960-1963,” The Journal of Sport History 20 (Fall 1992): 144-62.
Honors, Grants, and Awards (selected):
MacDowell Colony residential fellowship, May 2014.
Florida Book Award Honoree, Florida’s Eden, Gainesville, FL, April 22, 2013.
Seaside Institute writer-in-residence fellowship, January 2013.
Charlie Award (1st place), Florida Magazine Association, best feature writing for "An Ancient Power Central to Our Lives: The History and Mystery of the Gulf of Mexico," Forum 35 (February/March 2011).
Charlie Award (1st place), Florida Magazine Association, best in-depth reporting for "An Ancient Power Central to Our Lives: The History and Mystery of the Gulf of Mexico," Forum 35 (February/March 2011).
Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Grant, fall 2011.
Florida Book Awards (Florida Division of Cultural Affairs), Gold Medal winner, best non-fiction book of 2009.
Waldo W. Neikirk Term Professor, 2009-2010.
Southern Association of American Letters, honored scholar 2006.
J. William Fulbright Scholar Award, 2002-2003 (University of Jordan).
Charles S. Sydnor Award, Southern Historical Association, distinguished book in southern history published in 2001, for Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez Since 1930.