Teaches Florida on Film at USF and is an author of several books on Florida history including:
- Cotton Crisis. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984. Fred Morrison Series in Southern Studies.
- Pioneer Commercial Photography: The Burgert Brothers of Tampa, Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida,1992.
Recipient of Charlton Tebeau Award from Florida Historical Society, D.B. McKay
Award from the Tampa Historical Society, and a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association for State and Local History.