Author Seddon Bio


Elements, (Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2003), Discovery Channel School Science, First published in 1999 as Stuff: The Elements Files by Discovery Enterprises, LLC, Bethesda, MD.

Magnets Everywhere!, (NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 1999), McGraw-Hill School Division Leveled Science Books Grade 4.

Chilled to the Bone, (NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 1999), McGraw-Hill School Division Leveled Science Books, Grade 5.

Atom Bomb, (NY: W. H. Freeman and Co., 1995), Scientific American Books for Young Readers.

"Let's Abolish General Math!", Mathematics Teacher, v. 83, no. 6, September, 1990, p 418.

"An Innovative Curriculum Development In Applied Technical Mathematics," Journal of the New Mexico Council of Teachers of Mathematics, v. 88-89, no. 1, Fall, 1988.

Several newspaper articles on astronomy or space science.


Bachelor of Science in physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, in 1966.  Master of Science in science education at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY,  in 1967.  Master of Arts in theology at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, in 1983.


College Level:  Astronomy 110G with lab; Physics 101, 102, & 211; Physics Lab 111; Statistics 101; Computer Science 110, OCES 208-Genealogy on the Internet.

Secondary Level Science: AP physics, AP computer science, physics, chemistry, physical science, earth science.

Mathematics: 8th grade math, pre-algebra, algebra I and II, transitional mathematics, geometry, general math, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and calculus


Interim Headmaster, Academic Dean of Upper School Division, District Curriculum Coordinator, Academic Coordinator, Science Department Head, Technology Facilitator.


Developed on-line educational resources and educator support for solar astronomy at National Solar Observatory, Sunspot, NM, (NSF RET Associate); Programming (in C) for the Accelerator Control Group at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA, (DOE TRAC Fellowship); Programming (in FORTRAN) simulating microwave radiometry, Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, NM, (ARO Summer Associate); X-ray crystallography measurements, National Bureau of Standards, (NSF Summer Institute); laser interferometry, Cornell University; para/diamagnetism, MIT Science Teaching Center; microdensiometer data analysis, SAC Peak Solar Observatory.


Extensive theater experience in community, college, and secondary school as actor, scenic designer and technical director. 

Credits include:  A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Richard II, Waiting for Lefty, Androcles & the Lion, 1984, A Yellow Balloon, Treasure Island.


Authored $225,000 federal stimulus grant award for Lacy Simms Middle School, (2003).

Co-authored $35,000 grant award for "Adventures In Supercomputing" program, (1992).

Nominated for Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, (1991).

Co-authored $55,000 grant award for "Principles of Technology", (1990).

NM Christa McAuliffe Fellow ($26,700).  Sabbatical research topic:  "The Development of a Special Innovative Curriculum Program in Applied Technical Mathematics", (1988-89).

National Merit Scholar (Shell Oil Company), (1962-1966). McDermott Scholar, (1962-1964).

Words! Mere Words! Was there anything so real as words? - Dorian Gray