Scott A. Hartman



PhD Student, Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

      Major: Paleontology, Minor: Evolutionary Biology

Bachelors of Science, Zoology, University of Wyoming,                                         

      Concentrations: Evolutionary Biology, Paleontology, Geology




Museum Work

Science Director, Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis, WY                                2005-2010

Display Designer and Coordinator, Liaoning Dinosaur Park, China                           2006-2008

Illustration and Design, University of Wyoming Geological Museum, Laramie, WY    2004-2005

Museum Technician, Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis, WY                 1997, 2003-2004

Illustrator & Museum Technician Tate Geological Museum, Casper, WY                     1996-1998


Science Consulting

Cretaceous Films LLC                                                                                              2010-2011

      Anatomy, Design, & Locomotion (film in production)                                            

Creative Differences, Los Angeles, CA                                                                    2009-2011

      Anatomy, Locomotion, Paleobiology Fact Checking for Dinosaur Revolution


Teaching Experience

University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Teaching Assistant                           2013-Present

      Bio 151 and Bio 152 lab sections.

Visualarium, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                           2012

      Advanced Creature Design – Comparative Anatomy for Artists

Continuing Education, Wyoming Science Teachers Association                             2005-2006

      Utilizing Dinosaurs in the Classroom; Understanding Cladistics

Undergraduate TA, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY                                        2003-2004

      Discovering Science, BIOL 1002

Natrona School District                                                                                           2001-2002

      Developed and taught 3-week human evolution module to high school sophomores.



Ryan, M. J.; Russell, A. P., and Hartman, S. 2010. A New Chasmosaurine Ceratopsid from the Judith River Formation, Montana, In New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium (Ryan, Chinnery-Allgeier, & Eberth eds), Indiana University Press, 656 pp

Mayr, G., Pohl, B., Hartman, S., & Peters, S. 2007. The tenth skeletal specimen of Archaeopteryx, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society V. 149, pp. 97-116

Lovelace, D. M., Hartman, S. A. & Wahl, W. R. 2007. Morphology of a specimen of Supersaurus (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from the Morrison Formation of Wyoming, and a re-evaluation of diplodocid phylogeny. Arquivos do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro 65, 527-544

Wegweiser, M. D., Hartman, S. A., and Lovelace, D. M. 2006. Duckbill dinosaur chin skin scales: Ups, downs, and arounds of surficial morphology of Upper Cretaceous Lance Formation dinosaur skin. Late Cretaceous vertebrates from the Western Interior (Lucas & Sullivan eds). NMMNH Bulletin 35. pp. 119-125



Hartman, S. 2012. Investigating the impact of competing interpretations of pectoral girdle placement and appendicular function on sauropod head height. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Vol. 32, Online supplement.

Hartman, S. 2007. Re-evaluating wing shape in Archaeopteryx: Information from the Thermopolis specimen. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Vol. 27, Supplement to No. 3.

Hartman, S., & Shinkle, L. 2006. Estimating osteological neutral position in sauropod axial skeletons: Comparing two-dimensional and three-dimensional methods of analysis. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Vol. 26, Supplement to No. 3.

Shinkle, L. & Hartman, S. 2006. Utilizing 3d laser scans and commercially availabe software to create and analyze virtual morphological data sets. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Vol. 26, Suppl to No. 3.

Hartman, S. 2005. Estimating Ancestral Habitat and Selective Pressures Leading to the Origin of Avian Flight. II Latin American Congress of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Hartman, S., Lovelace, D., & Wahl, W. 2005. Phylogenetic assessment of a maniraptoran from the Morrison Formation. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Vol. 25, Supplement to No. 3.

Hartman, S. 2004. Stance and carriage in Brachylophosaurus: Evidence from articulated specimens. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Vol. 24, Supplement to No. 3. pp. 68A

Hartman, S. 2002. Estimating nuchal ligament depth in hadrosaurid dinosaurs: The return of the pencil-necked hadrosaurs? Tate 2002 Field Conference Guide.

Hartman, S. 2000. Primary and caudal feathers as locomotory adaptations in maniraptoran theropods. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Vol. 20, Supplement to No. 3. pp. 47A



Jurassic Foundation                                                                                                   2004

      Awarded for CT scanning a new Jurassic coelurosaur

B.O.C.E.S.                                                                                                       2001 & 2002

      Development of human evolution display & Human Origins course

      for high school students (awarded twice)

Wyoming Geological Association                                                                               2000

      Student support grant to present findings at a meeting in Mexico City

EPSCOR                                                                                                                     1998

      Investigation of Orellan stratigraphy with Kent Sundell (PI)



15 years of professional photo editing and image correction in Photoshop, familiarity with entire Adobe CS suite

Professional experience with web design and custom content management software, as well as experience designing templates for Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, and Blogger

Experience creating websites using the following web standards: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and Javascript

Experience with wireframe design for websites and mobile apps, and best practices for User Interface and User Experience design



Select Institutions featuring my work:

Oregon Museum Of Science and Industry, Portland, OR

Perot Museum of Science and Nature, Dallas, TX.

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, Colorado.

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.

National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC.

Tate Geological Museum in Casper, Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Geological Museum in Laramie, Wyoming.

Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis, WY. 


Selected professional publications with my illustrations:

Benson et al., 2012. Air-filled postcranial bones in theropod dinosaurs: physiological implications and the ‘reptile’–bird transition. Biol. Rev. 87. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2011.00190.x

Zanno, et al., 2011. A New Troodontid Theropod, Talos sampsoni gen. et sp. nov., from the Upper Cretaceous Western Interior Basin of North America. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24487. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024487

Taylor, et al., 2011. A New Sauropod Dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 56(1):75-98. 2011 doi:

Mallison, H., 2010. The digital Plateosaurus II: An assessment of the range of motion of the limbs and vertebral column and of previous reconstructions using a digital skeletal mount. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55 (3), 2010: 433-458 doi:

Pontzer et al., 2009. Biomechanics of Running Indicates Endothermy in Bipedal Dinosaurs. PLoS ONE 4(11): e7783. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007783

Hutchinson & Allen, 2008. The evolutionary continuum of limb function from early theropods to birds. Naturwissenschaften 96(4):423-48. DOI 10.1007/s00114-008-0488-3

Butler et al., 2007. A primitive ornithischian dinosaur from the Late Triassic of South Africa, and the early evolution and diversification of Ornithischia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274 (1621): 2041. doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.0367

Kirkland & Wolf, 2001. First definitive therizinosaurid (Dinosauria; Theropoda) from North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 21(3): 410-414