Adam M. Croom, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the Cognitive Science Program at UC Berkeley. He’s an Editorial Board Member for Frontiers in Psychology and the Baltic Journal of English Language, Literature, and Culture. He’s also Guest Associate Editor for the Philosophies Special Issue on the Philosophy and Science of Martial Arts (2023), Guest Associate Editor for the Frontiers in Psychology Special Issue on Music and the Embodied Mind (2015), and Guest Associate Editor for the Language Sciences Special Issue on Slurs (2015). He’s published +26 articles across the cognitive sciences and has been cited +1,300 times.

Adam defended his dissertation on slurs in Glasgow on 22 November 2019 and received his Ph.D. in Linguistics on 25 November 2020. For postdoctoral education, he completed a certificate in American Sign Language Science from Georgetown, a certificate in Data Analytics from Caltech, a certificate in Artificial Intelligence from Microsoft, and a certificate in Higher Education Teaching from Harvard.

Adam is a member of the Cognitive Science Society and a reviewer for +90 scholarly journals including:

A verified record of his scholarly service is available on Web of Science.

Adam’s scholarly awards include two research fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2011-2012), two Elizabeth F. Flower prizes for best essay in philosophy from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania (2009-2011), the Positive Studies Prize for best essay in positive psychology from the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania (2012-2013), the Elmaleh Prize for best essay in the social sciences from the Phi Beta Kappa Society (2010-2011), and the Military Veteran’s Scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (2006-2012). He also received the Publons Sentinels of Science Award for Outstanding Peer Review (2016) and a Frontiers in Psychology Honoraria for Outstanding Editorial Contribution (2013).

Before Adam completed his Ph.D., he was a Master Instructor for Everlast and taught their Striking Specialist Level 1 course in Redondo Beach, California. His background is primarily in boxing and Muay Thai.

Adam is also a decorated veteran with an Air Medal from the United States Air Force. He has a yellow lab named Loki and #hodls Bitcoin and Etherium.



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Adam M. Croom, Ph.D.
Cognitive Science Program
University of California, Berkeley
101 Stephens Hall, 107B
Berkeley, California 94720


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