Paul S. George is a Professor of History at Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus. He also serves as Historian to the Historical Association of Southern Florida. A native Miamian, Paul George is a graduate of Miami Dade Community College and the University of Miami. He holds a Masters and Ph.D. degree in History from Florida State University. Dr. George has taught in several universities and colleges, including Florida State University, Florida A & M University, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Miami. Between 1997 and 2000, he held the Arthur Hertz Endowed Chair at Miami-Dade College.

Dr. George has authored eight books and over one hundred articles and book reviews. Two of the books have won awards. He has served as president of the Florida Historical Society, vice chairman of the City of Miami’s Heritage Conservation Board, director of the Historic Broward County Preservation Board, and he sits as a member of Metro Dade County’s Preservation Board. He is currently president of the Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive and editor of Tequesta, the scholarly journal of the Historical Association of Southern Florida. He also serves as advisor to the same organization’s South Florida History magazine. In 2002, the Florida Historical Society recognized Tequesta as the outstanding historical publication for the previous year. Dr. George has twice been cited as Miami’s outstanding Historian by the Miami New Times. He was the narrator and a principal in a historical documentary on the Miami News/Freedom Tower created by WLRN Television. The documentary was selected as the top film in its category by the Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives in 2004. In addition, Dr. George has curated several historical exhibits at the Historical Association of Southern Florida and at the Jewish Museum of Florida. He also conducts about thirty-five different history tours of Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties.

Awards:

  • 2003 - Miami-Dade County School’s Social Science Division for Excellence in that field
  • 1997 - Notre Dame Club of South Florida’s Person of the Year, Exemplar Award
  • 1995 - Miami-Dade Community College, Teacher of the Year for the Wolfson and
    Interamerican campuses