Debbie Duay, Ph.D.



  Debbie Duay received her Ph.D. in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University. She has 20 years of experience in genealogy, and she has taught numerous classes and workshops throughout the United States on researching early American ancestry.

Debbie has helped over 450 people join the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).  She is the DAR National Vice Chairman of Lineage Research - French Task Force and the Chairman of the Chapter Development and Revitalization Commission for the Florida State Society.  Debbie is also the Chairman of the Volunteer Genealogists Committee.  From 2013 - 2015, she served as the State Organizing Secretary, and she served as the Lineage Research Chairman from 2009 - 2013.   Her husband, Ted Duay, is a past President of the Florida Society SAR. Through Debbie’s research skills, her husband has proven his descent from 41 Revolutionary War patriots, a Mayflower passenger, a Jamestowne ancestor, King Edward I of England, and Charlemagne.


Duay, D. L., & Bryan, V. C. (2008). Learning in later life: What seniors want in a learning experience. Educational Gerontology, 34, 1070-1086.

Duay, D. L., & Bryan, V. C. (2008, March). Seniors and computers: A love/hate relationship. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Duay, D. L., & Bryan, V. C. (2006). Senior adults’ perceptions of successful aging. Educational Gerontology, 32, 423-445.

Bryan, V. C., Danaher, M., & Duay, D. (2005). Relationship among key variables and students’ perceptions toward learning online in postsecondary environments. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Proceedings. Phoenix, AZ: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

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