Bob Beatty, Adjunct Faculty
A “history geek” since elementary school, Bob Beatty is President 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.
From 2007-2017, Mr. Beatty served the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) as Chief of Engagement, Chief Operating Officer, Interim President & CEO, and Vice President for Programs. He remains editor of History News magazine and managing editor of the AASLH book imprint with Rowman & Littlefield. He 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.
He graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Studies in 1994 and an M.A. in History in 2002 from the University of Central Florida and has been an adjunct instructor of American History at the university and community college level. He has advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University. His dissertation topic is on the influence of Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band on American music.
Mr. Beatty is the recipient of the Southeastern Museum Conference’s 2017 Outstanding Service to the Museum Profession Award. 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 An AASLH Guide to Making Public History, has published several articles, and is a regular presenter at professional conferences.