S. Brock Blomberg, Dean of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California, was named by the Ursinus College Board of trustees as the college’s 17th president. Blomberg received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1994 and is one of the foremost experts on the economics of violence, extremism, and terrorism. He has published over three dozen articles in peer-reviewed economic journals, including the American Economic Review. Before joining Claremont McKenna, Blomberg held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Board of Governors, the International Monetary Fund, Wellesely College, and Harvard University and was a senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisors. He also spent eight years in the United States Army.