John Richard Haugh, PhD

Title: Retired Senior Scientist
Company: US Department of Interior Land Management
Location: Greencastle, PA

John Richard Haugh, Ph.D., retired senior scientist at the United States Department of Interior Land Management, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biology and environmental management.
An expert in evolutionary and vertebrate biology, Dr. Haugh spent over 30 years as Chief of Plans and Environmental Assessments for the United States Department of the Interior and Department of Energy. He graduated from Westminster College in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and credits his professors with encouraging him to pursue a career in science. Dr. Haugh continued his education with a Master of Science in ecology from Syracuse University in 1964 and was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy in ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University in 1970 after writing his dissertation on migratory patterns in birds of prey.
Before joining the United States government, Dr. Haugh spent six years as an assistant professor of biology at Binghamton University. In 1976, he accepted an environmental scientist position with the United States Department of Energy, where he managed research programs related to the development of oil and gas resources in Alaska and geothermal energy in the Southwest. Dr. Haugh was named Chief of Plans and Assessments for the United States Department of the Interior in 1978. During his 30-year tenure, Dr. Haugh helped launch the Department of the Interior Cooperative Studies Program and created a number of influential research programs for the Bureau of Land Management while also supporting the work of several other government agencies. In recognition of his tireless work managing and protecting the natural beauty of America’s landscape, Dr. Haugh was presented with a 1980 meritorious service award from the United States Geological Survey.

Dr. Haugh retired in 2008 to pursue his hobbies, bird watching and orchid care. He remains affiliated with the Ecological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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