Dr. Jack Horner is the Regents Professor of Paleontology for Montana State University and the curator of Paleontology at Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. He is considered by many experts to be one of the top paleontologists in the United States.

Horner has made countless contributions to the paleontology field, coauthored several books, and even did some behind-the-scenes work for Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.

Although Horner is extremely successful, it wasn’t easy to get there. As a result of his dyslexia, he failed out of college several times and never received a formal college degree. The University of Montana awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Science because of his contributions to the field, and he received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship the same year. His colleagues admire him for being able to overcome his difficulties with reading and writing, and call it a true testament to his character.

Learn more about Dr. Horner's inspirational story over at The Shelby Promoter.