Homer Montgomery


  • dinosaurs
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Caribbean
  • reef research
  • science education
  • teacher-student interactions


Katherine Morales

Expert at a Glance

Homer Montgomery, Ph.D. School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Associate Professor of Science & Mathematics Education

Affiliate Professor of Geosciences

From the Hill Country of Texas to the Caribbean, and back to Big Bend National Park, Dr. Montgomery frequently studies what lies beneath. An expert with his hands in the dirt, Montgomery was the first to uncover a juvenile sauropod assemblage (a Cretaceous dinosaur) trapped in lake sediments.

His team unearthed what may be the largest dinosaur ever found in Texas for eventual study and display at the Dallas Museum of Natural History. His publications about ancient microfossils detail the paleogeographic history of parts of the Caribbean Plate.

Montgomery’s interests in science education are focused on evaluation of teacher-student interactions in undergraduate classrooms in both an interpersonal sense and in the dynamic created. He received his Ph.D. in geology from UT Dallas.




Updated: December 17, 2008