MELBOURNE, FLA.—Robert Taylor, head of the Humanities and Communication Department at Florida Institute of Technology, was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Florida Humanities Council (FHC) for a three-year term.
Taylor earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from the University of South Florida and his doctoral degree in history from Florida State University. He is one of the nation’s premier authorities on Florida military and Civil War history. He is also president emeritus of the Florida Historical Society, an advisory board member for H-Florida and serves as a board official in the Selective Service System.
Said John Belohlavek, chair, FHC Board of Directors, “Robert’s knowledge and experience will help us to continue to address the needs of Florida’s diverse communities and strengthen the civic life of our state.”
A private nonprofit organization established in 1973, the FHC is “dedicated to building strong communities and informed citizens by providing Floridians with the opportunity to explore the heritage, traditions and stories of our state and its place in the world.” The FHC provides grants for humanities projects; The Gathering, which takes the community on cultural and historical tours throughout Florida; the Teachers Center, which offers Florida teachers summer seminars, workshops and classroom resources; Road Scholars, a program which connects the general public to scholars who present a range of humanities topics; and FORUM Magazine.