Mike Bunn currently serves as Director of Historic Blakeley State Park in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Previously, he directed the Historic Chattahoochee Commission (a bi-state agency operating in southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia), and worked as a curator with the Columbus (Georgia) Museum and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Museum of Mississippi. He has also worked with the Birmingham Historical Society and the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society.
Mike obtained his undergraduate degree from Faulkner University, and earned master’s degrees in history and higher education administration from the University of Alabama. He also completed a graduate certificate in public history at the University of West Georgia. Bunn is author or co-author of several books on Gulf South history focusing on the colonial, early statehood, antebellum, and Civil War periods.
Mike is editor of Muscogiana, the journal of the Muscogee County (Georgia) Genealogical Society, chair of the Baldwin County Historic Development Commission, and a member of the board of the Alabama Historical Association. He frequently teaches regional history courses with local continuing education programs, and serves as a lecturer with the Alabama Humanities Foundation bicentennial scholars program. Mike and his wife Tonya live in Daphne, Alabama with their daughter Zoey.