PhD, Comparative Biology, Richard Gilder Graduate School (anticipated June 2018)

Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Marine Biology & Zoology, Humboldt State University (2014)

Minor, Botany & Scientific Diving, Humboldt State University (2014)

Recent Publications

Bronson, A.W., R. Mapes, and J.G. Maisey. 2018. Chondrocranial morphology of Carcharopsis wortheni (Chondrichthyes; Euselachii incertae sedis), based on new material from the Fayetteville Shale (Upper Mississippian, Middle Chesterian). (in press, Papers in Palaeontology)

Bronson, A.W. and J.G. Maisey. 2018. Resolving the identity of Platylithophycus, an enigmatic fossil from the Niobrara Chalk (Upper Cretaceous, Coniacian-Campanian). (in press, Journal of Paleontology)

Maisey, J.G., A.W. Bronson, R.W. Williams, and M. McKinzie. 2017. A Pennsylvanian ‘supershark’ from Texas. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1325369.

Maisey, J.G., R. Miller, A. Pradel, J.S.S. Denton, A. Bronson, and P. Janvier. 2017. Pectoral morphology in Doliodus bridges the acanthodian-euchondrichthyan divide. Novitates 3875(3875):1-15. DOI: 10.1206/3875.1

Bronson, A.W., A.A. Klymiuk, R.A. Stockey, and A.M.F. Tomescu.  2013.  A perithecial sordariomycete (Ascomycota, Diaporthales) from the Early Cretaceous of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Canada).  International Journal of Plant Sciences 174: 278-292. DOI: 10.1086/668227 Mycobank: 800815, 800816

Awards & Fellowships


2015 – Geological Society of America Research Grant ($1,050) – “Addressing shark origins: A rich fossil biota from the Mississippian Fayetteville Shale of Arkansas”

2014 – RGGS Fellowship ($151,820) – Richard Gilder Graduate School, American Museum of Natural History

2014 – Young Botanist Award – Botanical Society of America

2013 – NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates ($4,500) – American Museum of Natural History

2013 – Outstanding Student Award: Best Professional Publication – Humboldt State University

2013 – Presidential Scholar – Humboldt State University

2012 – Vernon Cheadle Travel Award ($500) – Botanical Society of America