Dr. Croom is a faculty member in the Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, Merced and an Editorial Board Member for Data in Brief (2019-). He’s Guest Associate Editor for the Language Sciences Special Issue on Slurs (2015), Guest Associate Editor for the Frontiers in Psychology Special Issue on Music and the Embodied Mind (2015), and a reviewer for Cambridge University Press, Academic Press, and over 50 scholarly journals. He’s published over two dozen articles across the cognitive sciences and has been cited over 800 times since 2010.

Scholarly journals that Dr. Croom has reviewed for include:

A verified record of Dr. Croom’s scholarly service is available on Publons.

Dr. Croom’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 Journal of Pragmatics Award for Outstanding Peer Review (2018), the Publons Sentinels of Science Award for Outstanding Peer Review (2016), and a Frontiers in Psychology Honoraria for Outstanding Editorial Contribution (2013).

Dr. Croom was also awarded an Air Medal from the United States Air Force for acts of heroism during aerial flight during his time of service from 2000 to 2004. Outside of academia Dr. Croom enjoys practicing music and mixed martial arts.

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Adam M. Croom, PhD
Department of Cognitive Science
University of California, Merced
Merced, California 95340
acroom [at] ucmerced.edu


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