Dr. Randall C. Haddock, the 2010 recipient of the Kae Canon Allen award, began his professional career studying biology at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, Missouri. His Master’s Degree work focused on plant ecology in a native tallgrass prairie near the University of Missouri-Columbia. He later received his doctorate from Cornell University in Entomology where he studied an economically important corn pest.
Dr. Haddock did post-doctoral work at Washington University in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in biochemistry and spent four years as a research associate in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease at UAB working on endothelial cell regulation of blood clotting.
While at UAB, he became active as a volunteer with the Cahaba River Society. In 1991 he accepted his current role of Field Director with the Cahaba River Society. In addition to his work with the Cahaba River, Dr. Haddock played a key role in the research of the Cahaba Lily and how it pollinates.
Dr. Haddock is married to Shannon Haddock and has a daughter, Elizabeth, who has completed a graduate program in Hospital and Health Care Administration at UAB and is now married and working in Mobile, Alabama.