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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, 2018 to August 30, 2020

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. Scot A. French

Orlando, Florida

Term: September 1, 2018 to August 30, 2020

Dr. Scot A. French is a digital public historian specializing in the study of cultural landscapes and sites of memory associated with 19th- and 20th-century African American and Southern history. French received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia in 2000. Today, at the University of Central Florida, he is an Associate Professor of History, Director of Public History, and Interim Co-Director of the Center for Humanities and Digital Research. He is a core faculty member in UCF's Texts and Technology Ph.D. program and a founding member and chair of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (

Mr. Rudy J. Westerman
Miami, Florida

Term: September 1, 2018 to August 30, 2020

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.