Janet DeVries Naughton is a Librarian and Professor I at Palm Beach State College. Previously she served as the archivist for the Boynton Beach City Library and the Delray Beach Historical Society. She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University, and is completing a Master’s degree in History. She is the immediate past-president of the Boynton Beach Historical Society and is the author, co-author, or editor of ten local history books.
Professor Naughton promotes historic scholarship by performing historical research for various projects including history publications, programs, films and plays, volunteering as a tour guide in a historic Florida cemetery, and lecturing on historical topics throughout Florida. Her interests include library outreach and advocacy, information literacy, genetic genealogy, Florida history, Palm Beach County history, women's history and African-American history.