Prof. Richard Bloom
Dr. Richard W. Bloom is chief academic officer; professor of psychology, social thought, and global security and intelligence studies; and director of terrorism, intelligence, and security studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. He is a past president of the Military Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association; past appointee of the Arizona Homeland Security Coordinating Council; past chair of the Aviation Security and Emergency Management Committee, Transportation Research Board, The National Academies; fellow of the Society of Personality Assessment, the Society of Air Force Clinical Psychologists, and the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society; diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (clinical); and member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He carries out policy analysis and reviews applied research on aviation security threat assessment; terrorism; intelligence collection and analysis; covert action, counterintelligence, and personnel security; and the psychology of information warfare.
Dr. Bloom teaches courses on applied philosophical psychology and theoretical psychology and specializes in critiques of postmodernism and poststructuralism in the contexts of psychological assessment, biography, autobiography, and historical narrative.