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.
- Miami-Dade County School’s Social Science Division for Excellence
in that field
- Notre Dame Club of South Florida’s Person of the Year,
- Miami-Dade Community College, Teacher of the Year for the Wolfson