LaDon Swann, Ph.D.

Director, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant and Sea Grant Aquaculture Liaison
LaDon Swann, Ph.D.




703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564


LaDon Swann is the director of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and serves as the national Sea Grant aquaculture liaison. 

He is responsible for implementing practical solutions to coastal issues through competitive research, graduate student training, extension, outreach and K-12 education in Alabama and Mississippi. In his national role as a Sea Grant Aquaculture Liaison, he works to strengthen the Sea Grant aquaculture portfolio. He has conducted research on shellfish aquaculture and habitat restoration, and he has many years of experience designing, delivering and evaluating adult education programs.

The Tennessee native worked 10 years with the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program at Purdue University, where he earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction for adults. He also served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa.