Gabriel Horn, an award-winning author whose publications span four decades, came to St. Petersburg College as an adjunct professor in 1988. He became full time in 1992.
From reservation schools to large universities, he has unwaveringly advocated the academic respect due the history, literature and philosophy of Native America. He is an activist for the spiritual rights of traditional Native people and an outspoken defender of the natural world. He remains a teacher and an eclectic writer.
He co-founded and co-directed the first Native American Writers Camp for children on the Cherokee reservation and has instructed young journalists at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. One of his books was honored at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and another has been displayed at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
He retired in 2012 and lives in St. Petersburg.