Bob Beatty, Adjunct Faculty
Bob Beatty is Chief of Engagement for the American Association for State & Local History (AASLH), the only comprehensive national organization dedicated to state and local history, and CEO of The Lyndhurst Group, LLC, a history, museum, and nonprofit consulting firm providing community-focused engagement strategies for institutional planning, organizational assessments, and interpretive direction. Prior to his appointment as Chief of Engagement, Mr. Beatty served as Chief Operating Officer, Interim President & CEO, and Vice President for Programs, leading AASLH’s professional development program including workshops, an annual meeting, affinity groups and other initiatives, and publications as editor of History News and the AASLH Editorial Board.
Mr. Beatty worked from 1999-2007 as Curator of Education at the Orange County Regional History Center, a $35 million history museum in Orlando, Florida. Here, he established an extremely successful educational outreach program including school field trips, youth and family activities, adult programming, and over fifty community partnerships ranging from Boys and Girls clubs to community affinity groups on African American history. He has also served as an adjunct instructor of American History at the university and community college level.
Mr. Beatty graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Studies in 1994 and an M.A. in History in 2002 both from the University of Central Florida. He is currently enrolled in the Public History Ph.D. program at Middle Tennessee State University. His dissertation topic is on the influence of Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band on American music.
In 2001 he was Phi Delta Kappa Community Leader of the Year and was selected Outstanding New Professional in 2002 by the Florida Association of Museums. He is the author of Florida’s Highwaymen: Legendary Landscapes, co-editor of Zen and the Art of Local History, author of the forthcoming Rowman & Littlefield Book The AASLH Guide to Making Public History in the 21st Century, has published several articles, and is a regular presenter at professional conferences.