Debbie Duay, Ph.D.



  Debbie Duay received her Ph.D. in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University. She has over 25 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 500 people join the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).  She is a Vice President General class of 2027 and a Florida State Society DAR Honorary State Regent.  She serves as the National Vice Chairman for French Canadian Specialty Research.  Debbie has served as the Florida State Regent, State Vice Regent, State Second Vice Regent, State Organizing Secretary, State Chairman of the Chapter Development and Revitalization Commission, State Chairman of the Lineage Research Committee, and State Chairman of the Volunteer Genealogists Committee.  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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