Dr. Darryl Paulson (Government) – Emeritus Professor of Government, Dr. Paulson retired from USFSP in 2009. His ongoing scholarship remains insightful and distinctive via newspaper editorials, media interviews, and TV broadcasts about Florida, Southern and national politics. Additionally, Dr. Paulson has just finished a chapter on Jeb Bush’s two terms as Florida Governor for a forthcoming book from UF Press on Florida’s Governors. As noted in his web biographical notes, “in 2015, he received the Thomas Paine Award from the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club for his influence on public policy in Florida, especially in the area of minority voting rights. This is only the third time in the Club’s 35 year history that the award has been given.” Dr. Paulson has also been actively involved in overturning Florida’s felon vote policy that includes 25% of all ex-felons in the U.S. who are denied the right to vote, including over 20% of Florida’s African American population. He is a Board member of the USFSP Retired Faculty and Staff Association. Darryl and his wife Marilyn live in Palm Harbor, but spend the summer in Minnesota.