John R. “Jack” Horner was born and raised in Shelby, Montana, and attended the University of Montana for seven years majoring in geology and zoology. Although never completing a formal degree, the University of Montana awarded him an honorary doctorate of Science in 1986. Also in 1986 he was also awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. Jack and his students excavate and study dinosaurs, particularly their growth and behavior.
Jack has published more than 180 professional papers, 9 popular books, and more than 100 popular articles. Jack is the Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies, and Regent’s Professor of Paleontology at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. He is also a Senior Adjunct Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution, Jack lectures on dinosaurs, evolution and dyslexia.