Alexander Mark Haddon


Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
P O Box 28
Edgewater, MD 21037



1981 AA., Environmental Studies, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
1984 BS., Biology, Teaching Certification for Science in Secondary Education (Environmental Education concentration), Towson State Univ., Towson, MD. magna cum laude
1995 MS., Secondary Education, Towson State University, Towson, MD.

5/84 to Present

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

1/89 to Present

Director of Education

Manage and direct all activities within the Education Office with a staff of up to six plus approximately 25 volunteers.

•  Coordinate closely with administrators, scientists, and Smithsonian offices as well as various regional and national organizations in designing, marketing, and implementing science education programs.

•  Instruct or supervise instruction of environmental education programs for students (K - college), teachers, professional groups, special interest groups, and general public.

•  Write grant proposals for funding facilities, programs, and exhibits.

•  Manage all program budgets.

•  Coordinate Volunteer and Docent Programs as well as Internship/Fellowship Program.

•  Provide volunteer and staff development/enrichment activities and opportunities.

•  Develop publications and coordinate lectures, workshops, and demonstrations relating to SERC's research programs and environmental issues in order to expand outreach. (A special effort has been made to extend outreach to under-served audiences including the physically challenged, persons with learning disabilities, visually impaired, the Deaf community, minorities, and Senior Citizens.)

•  Design and coordinate implementation of traveling school exhibitions and shopping mall displays to disseminate SERC research findings to a wide variety of audiences.

Major Accomplishments During This Period:

•  Developed, and presently supervise a distance learning and video conferencing program that has broadcast programs to over 20 million school children throughout the United States.

•  Led efforts to design, fund, and build the Philip Reed Education Center, a five thousand square foot educational facility that is an integral part of the SERC facility today.

•  Designed, successfully funded, and implemented construction of two trail systems at SERC that contribute to the public access and educational components of SERC's public programs. Wrote educational modules to accompany trail use.

•  Received multi-year grant funding from various sources to increase the education staff from 2-5.

5/84 to 1/89

Research Technician

Conducted ecological research on community structure and population biology of fishes and invertebrates in a subestuary of central Chesapeake Bay.

•  Responsible for supervision of operations and coordination of personnel and equipment in an estuarine research lab with a staff of six to ten.

•  Assisted senior scientists with writing and editing publications.

•  Presented research results at regional and national conferences

2001 Present Adjunct Faculty
Center of Marine Biotechnology
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
Baltimore, Maryland


•  Board member of the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators.

•  Adjunct Professor at the New York Institute of Technology, Islip, NY providing instruction on developing curriculum for distance learning programs.

•  Member of the Science Advisory Board for Anne Arundel County..

•  Advisory Board candidate for the development of the Carrie Weeden Science Center, Anne Arundel County, MD.

Key developer for the Youth Watershed Summit 2002. Collaborations with EPA, NOAA, and Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators


Hines, A.H., P.J. Haddon, J.J. Miklas, L.A. Wiechert, & A.M. Haddon. 1987. Estuarine invertebrates and fish: sampling design and constraints for long-term measurements of population dynamics. ASTM STP 940, American Society for Testing and Materials , Philadelphia, pp. 140-164.

Hines, A.H., R.N. Lipcius, & A.M. Haddon. 1987. Population dynamics and habitat partitioning by size, sex, and molt stage of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) in a subestuary of central Ches. Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 36: 55-64.

Haddon, A. Mark, Lammert, M. 1989. Teacher's Guide to the Estuary Chesapeake. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Hines, A.H., A.M. Haddon, & L.A. Wiechert. 1990. Guild structure and foraging impact of blue crabs and epibenthic fish in a subestuary of Chesapeake Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 67: 105-126.

Haddon, A. Mark. 1990. Muddy Creek Canoe Guide for SERC . Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Haddon, A. Mark, Towle, C. 1991. Teacher's Guide to the Java History Trail . Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Haddon, A. Mark. 1995. Exploring the Chesapeake at the Smithsonian . Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Haddon, A. Mark. 1995. Determining Environmental Knowledge and Awareness Related to Behavior in High School Students. Masters Thesis, 1995.

Haddon, A. Mark, Simons, H. 1999. Woodland Connections: An interdisciplinary program to study upland ecology in grades 5-8.

(Outside of SERC):

Ms. Rochelle Slutskin, Science Coordinator, Anne Arundel Co. Public Schools, MD

Ms. Roberta Savage, President, America's Clean water Foundation, Washington DC

Mr. Stephen Giordano, Oceans and Coastal Division, EPA, Washington DC

Project VIEW Schenectady School District, NY

Mr. Steve Barry, Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Facility, AACPS