Doug Waits

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Ewell Douglas Waits (born c. 1939 in Bessemer; died January 23, 2013) was a professor of biology at Birmingham-Southern College from 1967 to 2002.

Waits was raised in Bessemer and graduated from Bessemer High School. He earned his bachelor's in biology at Alabama College in 1962, a master's in biology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennesee in 1964, and a Ph.D. at North Carolina State University in Raleigh in 1967.

Waits was especially interested in tropical ecology. As a professor at Birmingham-Southern, Waits helped establish the college's program in environmental studies.

Waits, a long-time member of St Andrew's Episcopal Church, died in 2013. He was survived by two daughters and five grandchildren.

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