Florida Polytechnic Universitytechnic Professor and Author to Discuss Her Book on Florida Environmentalist

Jan 08, 2015

LAKELAND – Florida Polytechnic University Professor Dr. Peggy Macdonald will discuss her new book, “Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment,” at 7 p.m., Jan. 15, at Florida Southern College.

Dr. Macdonald is the invited guest speaker in the next lecture in the Florida Lecture Series, sponsored by the Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Center for Florida History. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In “Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment, Dr. Macdonald profiles the scientist and environmentalist who led campaigns to protect and restore the Ocklawaha River and stop the draining of Lake Alice in Gainesville. The University Press of Florida published the book in 2014.

Her essay on First Lady Ann Scott will be included in a new collection of biographies about Florida’s First Ladies, and is forthcoming from the University Press of Florida. At Florida Polytechnic University, Dr. Macdonald works as an advisor with the Academic Success Center. She also serves as the University’s Historian.