Founding Dean of the School of Earth & Environment | Rowan University
Dr. Lacovara, a paleontologist and geologist, has unearthed some of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the earth, including the massive 65-ton Dreadnoughtus, from Patagonia, and the Egyptian super giant, Paralititan. He is a recipient of The Explorers Club Medal, previously awarded to pioneers such as Neil Armstrong, Jane Goodall and Sir Edmond Hillary. His 2016 TED talk has been viewed by more than two million people, and his book, “Why Dinosaurs Matter” is a winner of the Nautilus Book Prize.
Lacovara’s discoveries have landed him three times in Discover magazine’s 100 Top Science Stories of the Year, and he has appeared in more than 13 television documentaries. Currently, he is researching the extinction of the dinosaurs. He is the Founding Dean of the School of Earth & Environment and is Founding Director of the Edelman Fossil Park where he and his team are building a unique, state of the art museum designed to connect people to deep time, the contingencies of natural history and the fragility of our planet.