DR. W. SCOTT PERSONS IV is a paleontologist who holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Macalester College and a master’s degree and PhD in Evolution and Systematics from the University of Alberta, where he was a student of world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Philip J. Currie. Dr. Persons’s research focuses primarily on evolutionary arms races between dinosaurian predators and prey, on the biomechanics and evolution of dinosaur locomotion, and on the evolution of dinosaurian feathers. He has taken part in fossil-hunting expeditions throughout the American West, Mongolia, Tanzania, Argentina, and China. Dr. Persons is the author of the book Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands, and his work has been featured on the National Geographic and Discovery channels and in Smithsonian and Discover Magazine.