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Peggy Macdonald, Ph.D.

Historian │ Public Speaker │ Writer

Dr. Peggy Macdonald is a public historian and adjunct professor at Stetson University and Indian River State College. A native Floridian, Dr. Macdonald is a speaker with the Florida Humanities Florida Talks program. She has written about local and Florida history for FORUM MagazineGainesville MagazineOur Town Magazine, and Senior Times. In 2014, the University Press of Florida published her first book, Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida's Environment. Dr. Macdonald is an alumna of the University of Florida, where she received a Ph.D. in American history. She served as Executive Director of the Matheson History Museum in Gainesville from 2015 – 2019.