Steffy, J. Richard

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STEFFY, J. Richard

STEFFY, J. Richard. American, b. 1924. Genres: Marine sciences/ Oceanography. Career: Electrical contractor in Denver, PA, 1950-72; Kyrenia Ship Expedition, reconstructor, 1972-74; Texas A&M University, College Station, staff member at Institute of Nautical Archaeology, 1974-90, lecturer, 1976-80, assistant professor, 1980-86, associate professor, 1986-88, professor, 1988, Sara W. and George O. Yamini Professor of Nautical Archaeology, 1989, professor emeritus, 1990-. University of Haifa, visiting professor, 1981. Brown's Ferry Project, reconstructor, 1977-78; Serce Liman Medieval Ship Project, reconstructor, 1978-88; Charon Project, field school director, 1980; Athlit Ram Project, reconstructor, 1981-87; Kyrenia Ship Replica Project, designer and consultant, until 1985; Kinneret Boat Project, reconstructor, 1986; consultant to museums and agencies worldwide. Publications: Wooden Shipbuilding and the Interpretation of Shipwrecks, 1994. Contributor to books and professional journals. Address: Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University, P.O. Drawer HG, College Station, TX 77841, U.S.A.