FLVC Leadership Team


Dr. George Ellenberg

Dr. George Ellenberg

Chief academic officer as Provost and Senior Vice President
University of West Florida

Dr. George Ellenberg serves as University of West Florida’s chief academic officer as Provost and Senior Vice President. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Ellenberg served as Vice Provost and previously as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

During the 2007-2008 academic year, Dr. Ellenberg was in residence at Georgia College and State University, Georgia’s designated public liberal arts university. Dr. Ellenberg worked with senior leadership as a fellow of the American Council on Education, the nation’s premier higher education leadership development program. Additional leadership development experience includes the Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.

A Professor of History, Dr. Ellenberg began his UWF career in 1994 as an assistant professor in the Department of History. He has taught courses in southern history and American military history and has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching. He is an alumnus of the Summer Institute in Military History, United States Military Academy at West Point. His areas of research and teaching interests include agriculture and culture of the American South, especially draft animal use, mechanization, the cultural intersection of mechanization and modernization, and agrarian thought. Dr. Ellenberg’s book, Mule South to Tractor South: Mules, Machines, and the Transformation of the Cotton South (2007) received the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize from the University of Alabama Press, and the monograph was reissued in paperback in 2014.

Dr. Ellenberg received a doctorate in history from the University of Kentucky, where he was a Thomas D. Clark Fellow. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Clemson University. He is married to Karen Thomson Ellenberg, and they have three sons.