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Wayne King Durfee, PhD

Occupation: Professor Emeritus of Animal Science
Born: North Scituate, Rhode Island

Education:
PhD, Rutgers University,  Poultry Physiology (Research Fellow, for P.D. Sturkie) (1963)
MS, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Poultry Science (1953)
BS, University of Rhode Island , Kingston, Aquaculture (1950)
Central High School, Providence, Rhode Island (1942)

Career:
Professor Emeritus, University of Rhode Island (1989)
Aquaculture Educator, Researcher; Professor, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Pathology, University of Rhode Island (1978-1989)
Research Project Manager, Rhode Island Agricultural Experiment Station, Kingston (1976-1983)
Ombudsman, University of Rhode Island (1974-1976)
Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island (1964-1978)
Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island (1957-1964)
Instructor, University of Rhode Island (1951-1957)

Career Related:
Research Project Manager; Teacher, Poultry Science (1954)

Military:
Torpedoman 2/C, WWII USNR USS Ira Jeffery DE – 63 (1943-1945)

Creative Works:
Contributing Author, 21 Articles, Professional Journals

Achievements:
Received grants regarding chick development, electric and magnetic fields in chicks, and diseases and parasites in mollusks; Developed syllabuses and taught 12 poultry and two aquaculture courses; Major professor or department advisor of many students; Established the Aquaculture Merit Scholarship and the Hope Lodge Masonic Scholarship at U.R.I.; Established and funded for the perpetual care of a Heritage Flock of Rhode Island Red Fowl at the South County Museum; Developed two historical narratives about southern Rhode Island which are presented free upon request and have been offered three to five times yearly since 1996.

Memberships:
Member, American Association of University Professors; Member, Rhode Island Aquaculture Association; Member, National Shellfisheries Association; Member, World Mariculture Society; Member, Masons Lodge; Member, Sigma Xi

Religion:
Protestant

Family:
Son of Alvin William & Mildred Amey (King) Durfee
Widower: Bernice Claire Anderson (06/23/1951-12/11/2019) (Deceased)
Children: Bonita R. (1961); William K. (1965)
Three Grandchildren
Three Great-Grandchildren 

Hobbies:
Woodworking; Gardening; Genealogy

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in the East – 1986-1987, 21st Edition (pub. 1986)

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