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State Historical Marker Council

Florida Historical Marker Council Member Information

The purpose of the State Historical Marker Council is to provide assistance, advice, and recommendations to the Division of Historical Resources by evaluating proposals for official Florida Historical Markers and identifying goals for the State Historical Marker Program. Statutory authority: Section 267.0743, Florida Statutes.



Dr. Barbara Mattick

Tallahassee, Florida

Term: September 1, 2016 to August 30, 2018

Barbara Mattick, Ph.D., received her doctorate in History in 2008 from Florida State University in Tallahassee. Dr. Mattick has been involved in historic preservation in Florida for over 30 years. Much of that time was spent coordinating Florida’s National Register Program. She also served as Chief for the Bureau of Historic Preservation in Division of Historic Resources and as Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. From 2004-2013, Dr. Mattick worked as an Adjunct Professor for Florida State University, where she taught Introduction to Historic Preservation.



Dr. K. Stephen Prince

Tampa, Florida

Term: September 1, 2016 to August 30, 2018
K. Stephen Prince, Ph.D., received his doctorate in History in 2010 from Yale University. Since 2010, he has served on the faculty for the History Department at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Prince teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on African American history, the U.S. South, historical memory, and post-Civil War history. His first book, Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915, published in 2014, uses culture as a means to analyze the change in Southern identity in the United State following the Civil War.


Mr. Rudy J. Westerman
Miami, Florida

Term: September 1, 2017 to August 30, 2018

Rudy J Westerman, M.A., received his master’s degree in Applied Archaeology in 2016 from the University of South Florida. Mr. Westerman works as a In-House Consultant Cultural Resource Consultant for the Florida Department of Transportation, District 6, and as an Archaeologist for Janus Research, Inc. He also worked a cultural resource survey reviewer for the Florida Division of Historical Resources from 2006-2013.