Dr Thomas R Holtz Jr

Principal Lecturer in Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, Univ. of Maryland
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Dr. Thomas R. Holtz Jr. is a dinosaur paleontologist specializing in the origin, evolution, adaptations, and behavior of carnivorous dinosaurs (especially the Tyrannosauridae: T. rex and its kin). He is Principal Lecturer in Vertebrate Paleontology in the Department of Geology at the University of Maryland, where he also teaches courses in historical geology, general paleontology, evolutionary biology, and global change, and where he directs the Science & Global Change living-learning program. He is also a Research Associate at the Department of Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) and a member of the Scientific Council of the Maryland Science Center. In addition to numerous technical publications, he is author of several general audience books (including Dinosaurs: The Most Complete Up-To-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages (Random House)), has been a featured expert on many TV documentaries, and has been a consultant for several museum exhibits around the world.

Michael Swanwick killed him off in the 2003 short short story “Proving Dr. Tom’s Hypothesis” (yes, that’s a spoiler, but the story is only one page long…).

Dr. Holtz has been a long time member of the Balticon community, and was the Science Guest of Honor at Balticon 44. He lives with his wife (costumer C Sue Shambaugh), three cats, and the Inland bearded dragon Osborn in Upper Marlboro, MD.

  

Items in which Dr Thomas R Holtz Jr participates

Friday May 26, 2017

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Saturday May 27, 2017

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Sunday May 28, 2017

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Monday May 29, 2017

11:00 AM
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