McCally, David 1949-
McCALLY, David 1949-
PERSONAL: Born September 10, 1949, in Pensacola, FL; son of James Dallas (a naval officer) and Betty (maiden name, Malenke; later surname, Thomas) McCally; married Lisa Daughtry, 1982 (divorced, 1986); married Linda Pickrell (a social worker), July, 1986.
Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of West Florida, B.A., 1987, M.A., 1991; University of Florida, Ph.D., 1997. Politics: Democrat. Religion: "Taoist." Hobbies and other interests: The natural world.
ADDRESSES: Home—2519 Northwest Fourth Terr., Gainesville, FL 32609. Offıce—Department of History, University of Florida, 203 Keene-Flint, Gainesville, FL 32611. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, visiting assistant professor, 1995-99; University of South Florida, Tampa, visiting professor of history, 1998-99, 2000-01; Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, FL, visiting professor of history, 1999-2000; University of Florida, Gainesville, adjunct professor of history, 2001-02. Military service: U.S. Navy, 1969-73, 1977-79.
AWARDS, HONORS: Rembert Patrick Award, Florida Historical Society, 2000, for The Everglades: An Environmental History.
The Everglades: An Environmental History, University Press of Florida (Gainesville, FL), 1999.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Ecology of Dreams: Americans in South Florida.
SIDELIGHTS: David McCally told CA: "Although I have spent the last several years in college teaching, I came to an academic career rather late in life, not receiving a B.A. until I was thirty-eight. My work concentrates on the development of Florida during the twentieth century. I am particularly interested in the relationship between the nation's mode of development and the environment. As human activity makes the world increasingly finite, it seems to me that we need to question the consumerism that so drives the country, especially when we offer it as a model to the rest of the world. My work in progress will examine the way that pursuit of the American way of life has shaped South Florida into an environment almost solely of human construct.
"I am a native Floridian, born in Pensacola, who has spent a majority of his life in the state—although I have also lived in Houston and New Orleans. Before returning to school I served in the Navy and worked at a variety of jobs, including plumber, longshoreman, and oil field roughneck."