LaDon Swann, Ph.D.

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 Auburn University Marine Programs. 

He is responsible for implementing practical solutions to coastal issues through competitive research, graduate student training and extension and outreach and K-12 education in Alabama and Mississippi. In addition to his administrative duties for Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant and the Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center, LaDon conducts research on shellfish aquaculture and habitat restoration. He has over 25 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, in the mid-1980s.