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Town and Gown Winter Luncheon to feature Florida Studies Professor J. Michael Francis on Ponce de Leon

J. Michael Francis

J. Michael Francis

USF St. Petersburg History Professor J. Michael Francis, one of the nation’s leading experts on the Spanish colonial experience in Florida, will discuss the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival during the Winter Luncheon of Town and Gown on Friday, Jan. 25. Dr. Francis, the Hough Family Endowed Chair in Florida Studies, will deliver a talk titled “Imagining … Continue reading

Distinguished professor joins Florida Studies program as Hough Family Endowed Chair

J. Michael Francis

J. Michael Francis

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 3, 2012) — One of the country’s leading experts on the history of the Spanish colonial experience in Florida is joining the highly regarded Florida Studies Program, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg announced today. J. Michael Francis, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the History Department at the University of North Florida, joins the Florida … Continue reading