Bradford D. Hollingsworth, Ph.D., is Herpetology Department Curator at the San Diego Natural History Museum and the San Diego curator for Lizards & Snakes: Alive!
Dr. Hollingsworth has served as the department’s curator since 2000, after serving as a postdoctoral fellow, guest curator of exhibits, expedition lead herpetologist, museum store employee, and volunteer. He received his doctorate from Loma Linda University and obtained both his M.S. and B.S. from San Diego State University. Dr. Hollingsworth’s research focuses on the evolution and biogeography of the herpetofauna of Baja California and its associated islands. Brad is also an Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University where he regularly teaches a zoology course.
Since the Museum is a co-collaborator of Lizards & Snakes: Alive!, Dr. Hollingsworth acted as a scientific advisor, text editor, graphics reviewer, and he also appears in one of the exhibition videos.
“We had a planning meeting in San Diego to discuss the overall target audience, title for the exhibition, and content. From there, I edited and reviewed the text as it was being written by AMNH exhibition writer JoAnn Gutin, helped select the live animal representatives, and edited and reviewed graphics at all stages of production,” says Dr. Hollingsworth.