Gary R. Mormino holds the Frank E. Duckwall professorship in Florida Studies at the
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. He, with Raymond Arsenault, created the
Florida Studies program at USF.
Mormino is a graduate of Millikin University (B.A.) and the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill (Ph.D.). He has been a professor at the University of South Florida since
1977, and in 1980, taught at the University of Rome as a Fulbright scholar.
Mormino is author of numerous books, including Immigrants on the Hill (1986); The
Immigrant World of Ybor City (co-author, 1999); and most recently Land of Sunshine,
State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida (2005). He is currently completing a
history of World War II in Florida.
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