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Michael Alan Rice

Michael Alan Rice, American former state legislator, fisheries and aquaculture educator. Fellow California Sea Grant, 1985-1987; grantee United States Agency for International Development, 1988-1989, Rhode Island Sea Grant, 1988-1995, United States Department of Agriculture, since 1990; Senior Fulbright fellow Republican Philippines, 1996-1997,; Fulbright Regional fellow Indonesia 1997; Fulbright Senior lecturer Philippines 2006.


  • Rice, Michael Alan was born on March 4, 1955 in San Jose, California, United States. Son of Richard Eugene and Marilyn Joyce (Cardoza) Rice.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University San Francisco, 1977. Master of Science in Marine Biology, University California, Irvine, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Physiology, University California, Irvine, 1987.


    • Marine biologist Interstate electronics corporation, Anaheim, California, 1977. Volunteer extensionist United States Peace Corps, Philippines, 1981-1985. Research assistant University California, Irvine, 1985-1987.

      From assistant professor to professor University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1987—2000, professor, since 2000, chairman department fisheries, animal and veterinary science, 2000—2004. Member District 35 Rhode Island House of Representatives, 2009—2010. Chairman faculty senate University Rhode Island, 2005—2007.


    • Associate editor Journal Shellfish Research, 1993-1998. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member conservation committee, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, 1992-2008, chairman, 1998-2008. Member technical industrial advisory council North-East Region Aquaculture Center, United States Department of Agriculture, 1992-1993. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Limnology and Oceanography, American Society Zoologists (life), The Oceanography Society (life), National Shellfisheries Association, World Aquaculture Society, Asian Fisheries Society, Edmund Rice(1638) Association (director, treasurer since 2008), Tavern Hall Club Kingston (president 1999-2000), Sigma Xi.


    • Married Rufina Delizo y Delizo, January 8, 1983. 1 child, Maria Isabel.
    • father: Richard Eugene Rice
    • mother: Marilyn Joyce (Cardoza) Rice
    • spouse: Rufina Delizo y Delizo
    • child: Maria Isabel Rice
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    Born March 4, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1977
      University San Francisco
    • 1981
      University California
    • 1987
      University California
    • 1977
      Marine biologist Interstate Electronics Corporation
      Anaheim, California, United States
    • 1981 - 1985
      volume extensionist United States Peace Corps
    • 1985 - 1987
      research assistant, University California
      Irvine, California, United States
    • 1987
      from assistant, professor to professor University Rhode Island
      Kingston, Jamaica
    • 2009 - 2010
      member, District 35 Rhode Island House of Representatives
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