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Curriculum Vitae

S. Brock Blomberg

Administrative Experience

Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
President (July 2015 – present)

  • Articulate and lead vision for the College, including the following:
    • Construction and finance for $29-million Innovation and Discovery Center
    • Construction and finance of $6-million Student Commons
    • The intensive internship/study, the Philadelphia Experience
    • Development and implementation of Strategic Plan, Ursinus 150
  • Innovate Advancement of college – kickoff public phase of Keep the Promise - $100-million comprehensive campaign
  • Create processes to ensure financial sustainability, including:
    • develop talent, capacities and organization of two new leadership teams
    • Reinvigorate enrollment management with goals of increasing diversity, quality, enrollment and decreasing discount rate and acceptance rate
    • Modernize financial management capabilities through collaborative budget process, and alternative revenue enhancements 
  • Develop and evaluate plans to prioritize academic strengths, including:
    • Develop talent, capacities and organization of new leadership team
    • Innovate academic programs with eye toward Philadelphia, summer programs, branding, revenue and liberal arts mission
    • Assist in development of inquiry-based core curriculum
    • Advance three interdisciplinary centers and begin more opportunities for external engagement.
  • Enhance external recognition of college to local, national and international community, including:
    • Develop and begin execution of communicate strategy that leverages the pride of Ursinus and highlights vision/comprehensive campaign
    • Pursue feasible measures to improve Main Street in Collegeville
    • Pursue feasible measures to improve local and regional relationships
  • Enhance college governance (at both Board and administrative levels)
    • Assist in Board and Board committee structure and engagement
    • Assist in Board development for optimal size and scope
  • Evaluate college department structure and effectiveness.  Initiate external reviews for all areas of college. 

Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA
Dean, Robert Day School of Economics and Finance (June 2010 – July 2015)

  • Lead implementation of a $200 million gift to fund the Robert Day School. Strategic initiatives included:
    • Successful implementation of new curricular and co-curricular initiatives, including the first master’s degree ever offered at CMC
    • Developed global economic and leadership program in Asia
    • Developed economic and entrepreneurial leadership program in Silicon Valley
    • Developed leadership program for Day Scholars
  • Administered Master’s program in Finance, 4+1 MBA program, and Robert Day Undergraduate Scholars Program
  • Developed a robust external Board of Advisors and coordinate engagement and expansion
  • Initiated, facilitated and oversaw a review of faculty governance, and a complete revision of organizational structure of the Robert Day School

Bingham Trust Faculty Committee, Transylvania University, KY
Fellow (Fall 2011 – Fall 2015)

  • Oversaw teaching program
  • Evaluated and assessed instruction
  • Recommended merit awards to faculty for outstanding instruction

Bingham Renewal Committee, Transylvania University, KY
Member (Fall 2015-present)

Education

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (May 1994)
Master of Arts in Economics (May 1991)

University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Bachelor of Science in Economics – Magna Cum Laude (May 1989)

Previous Positions

Government and Public Policy Appointments

International Monetary Fund (Summer 2004)

  • Visiting Scholar

United States Government (June 2002 – 2003)

  • Senior Economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisers
  • United States representative to the Economic Committee for Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Fall 1998)

  • Visiting Scholar

Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Fall 1993 – 1995)

  • Research Economist
  • Business Conditions Forecasts

Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Summer 1992)

  • Intern Economist

United States Army (Summer 1989-1997)

  • Officer Basic Course, Adjutant General Corps
  • Captain, United States Army Reserve

Academic Appointments

Claremont McKenna College
September 2003 – June 2015

  • Peter Barker Professor of Economics & George R. Roberts Fellow (2007-2015)
  • Co-led Politics, Philosophy and Economics Program (2003-2015)
  • Associate Professor (2003-2006)
  • Named G. David Huntoon Senior Teaching Award Recipient for outstanding teaching.

CREATE, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
September 2007 – June 2015

  • Senior Research Fellow

Wellesley College (Fall 1995-2003)

  • Associate Professor (2001-2003)
  • Assistant Professor (1995-2000)

Harvard University (Fall 1998-2000)

  • Visiting Scholar
  • Weatherhead Center For International Affairs

Courses Taught

Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, Principles of Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics, Economics and Politics, Political Economy of Economic Development, Seminar in Monetary Policy and Theory.

Academic Research and Awards

  • Published over 40 articles and book chapters in such top economics journals as the American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Law and Economics and the Review of Economics and Statistics.
  • Co-Editorships, Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Applied Economics
  • Received over $300,000 in grants from the Department of Homeland Security, National Science Foundation, University of Southern California, Carnegie-Rochester Conference on Public Policy, Claremont McKenna College, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and Wellesley College.