We are celebrating the first-ever book written about the Town's historic and cultural treasure, The Mound House, which is being released just in time for holiday gift-giving.
Patrick McKeown, Ph.D, an Estero Island resident since 2003, authored “The Mound House: Crown Jewel of Fort Myers Beach.” The Mound House sits atop a 2,000 year old Calusa Indian Shell Mound. It was acquired by the Town in 2000 and restored to the 1921 era with widespread community and tourist industry support.
McKeown is a Professor Emeritus in the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department in the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia, of which he was the founding department head. He has degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Professor McKeown authored or coauthored over 30 textbooks in management science, computer science, and management information systems, with more than 50 academic articles.