McCarthy, Kevin M. 1940-

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McCARTHY, Kevin M. 1940-

PERSONAL: Born October 15, 1940, in Dumont, NJ; son of Dennis L. and Dorothy (King) McCarthy; married second wife, Karelisa Hartigan, December 22, 1992; children: Catherine, Brendan, Erin, Matthew. Education: LaSalle College, B.A. (cum laude), 1963; University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, M.A., 1966, Ph.D., 1970.

ADDRESSES: Home—3815 Southwest Fifth Pl., Gainesville, FL 32607. Office—Department of English, 4008 Turlington Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611; fax: 352-392-0860.

CAREER: U.S. Peace Corps, Washington, DC, volunteer English teacher in Turkey, 1963-65; University of Florida, Gainesville, assistant professor, 1969-74, associate professor, 1974-91, professor of English and linguistics, 1991—. Lebanese National University, Fulbright lecturer and chair of department of English, 1971-72; University of South Florida, associate professor, 1975; King Saud University, Fulbright lecturer, 1982-84; Aegean Institute, Poros, Greece, lecturer, 1992. Southeastern Conference on Linguistics, member of executive committee, 1971-74.

MEMBER: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society (executive director, 2000—), Florida College English Association (president, 1975-76), Linguistic Circle of Florida (president, 1970-71), University of Florida Language and Literature Club (president, 1975-76).

AWARDS, HONORS: Scholarship for Egypt from Portland State University, 1968; travel grant, American Philosophical Society, 1970; Charlton Tebeau Award, Florida Historical Society, 1994, for African Americans in Florida: An Illustrated History; Patrick Smith Literary Prize, Library of the Florida Historical Society, 1999, for "A River in Flood" and Other Florida Stories by Marjory Stoneman Douglas.


(With Joel H. Siegel) Grammar and the Teaching of English, MSS Publishing, 1970.

Grammar and Usage, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich (New York, NY), 1980.

Saudi Arabia: A Desert Kingdom (juvenile), Dillon Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1986.

Grammar and Paragraphs, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich (New York, NY), 1986.

The History of Gilchrist County, Trenton Women's Club (Trenton, FL), 1986.

The AVT Learning System in Writing: Grammar and Paragraphs, HBJ Media Systems Corp. (Orlando, FL), 1986.

(Editor) Florida Stories, University Presses of Florida (Gainesville, FL), 1989.

(Editor) Nine Florida Stories by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, University of North Florida Press (Jacksonville, FL), 1990.

Florida Lighthouses, University Presses of Florida (Gainesville, FL), 1990.

Thirty Florida Lighthouses, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 1992.

(Editor) The Book Lover's Guide to Florida, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 1992.

Thirty Florida Shipwrecks, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 1992.

(With Maxine D. Jones) African Americans in Florida: An Illustrated History, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 1993.

(With James P. Jones) The Gators and the Seminoles: Honor, Guts, and Glory, Maupin Press (Gainesville, FL), 1993.

Twenty Florida Pirates, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 1994.

The Hippocrene U.S.A. Guide to Black Florida, Hippocrene Press (New York, NY), 1994.

Baseball in Florida, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 1996.

Twentieth-Century Florida Authors, Mellon Press (New York, NY), 1996.

(Editor) More Florida Stories, University Presses of Florida (Gainesville, FL), 1996.

Lighthouses of Ireland, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 1997.

Guide to the University of Florida and Gainesville, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 1997.

Georgia's Lighthouses and Historic Coastal Sites, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 1998.

(Editor) Alligator Tales, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 1998.

(Editor) "A River in Flood" and Other Florida Stories by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, University Presses of Florida (Gainesville, FL), 1998.

Native Americans, in Florida, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 1999.

Fightin' Gators: A History of University of Florida Football, Arcadia Publishing (Charleston, SC), 2000.

Christmas in Florida, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 2000.

(With Ernest Jernigan) Ocala, Arcadia Publishing (Charleston, SC), 2001.

Florida Outhouses, Infinity Publishing (Haverford, PA), 2002.

Babe Ruth in Florida, Infinity Publishing (Haverford, PA), 2002.

(With Betty Stewart-Dowdell) African Americans at the University of Florida, University of Florida Sesquicentennial Committee (Naples, FL), 2003.

Author of workbooks and other curriculum materials. Contributor of about forty articles and reviews to language, literature, and linguistic journals, popular magazines including Florida and North Florida Living, and newspapers. Editor, Newsletter of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, 1990—; associate editor, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature, 1989-97.

SIDELIGHTS: Kevin M. McCarthy once told CA: "Having lived in the Middle East for five years, I came to appreciate its history, customs, and languages. I went on to do a master's thesis on the influence of the Middle East on American literature and a Ph.D. dissertation on Arabic and Turkish. I wrote the book on Saudi Arabia in order to clear up many of the misconceptions outsiders have of that country and to share some of the wonderful experiences I had there. I have since discovered Florida and its wealth of subjects to write about: lighthouses, shipwrecks, pirates, football, literature, etc."

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