Michael Alan Rice, is a professor of fisheries and aquaculture at the University of Rhode Island and state representative from South Kingstown, Rhode Island serving from 2009-2011.
Rice served in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Republic of the Philippines from 1981 to 1985 working with the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. During that time, he worked to improve the sanitary quality of farmed oysters. In 1982, while working with José Maria DeGuzman of Value Trading Company, Inc., in Dagupan City, he helped establish the first commercially successful farm for serranid grouper fish in the Philippines.
Rice was married in the Philippines to Peace Corps/Philippines language staff member Rufina D. Delizo in Baguio City, Philippines on 3 January 1983. They had one daughter, Maria Isabel Rice. They live in Wakefield, Rhode Island.