Dr. Randy Borum is a Professor and Coordinator for Strategy & Information Analysis at the University of South Florida, where he holds a joint appointment the College of Public Health. He recently served on the Defense Science Board Task Force on Understanding Human Dynamics, and as a behavioral scientist and Board-Certified Forensic Psychologist researching national and global security issues, he regularly teaches and consults with law enforcement agencies, the Intelligence Community, and DoD, and has authored/ co- authored more than 140 professional publications.
Dr. Borum has been an instructor with the BJA State & Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program since 1999, and worked as a Senior Consultant to the U.S. Secret Service for more than a decade helping to develop, refine and study behavior-based protocols for threat assessment and protective intelligence. He has previously served as a sworn police officer, Forensic Coordinator for a regional state psychiatric facility, and as full-time faculty at Duke University Medical School.
He has taught at the FBI Academy, FLETC; JFK Special Warfare Center and School (Ft. Bragg); Joint Special Operations University; CIA; and the US Army Intelligence Center and School (Ft. Huachuca). He was Principal Investigator on the "Psychology of Terrorism" initiative for an agency in the US Intelligence Community. He serves as an advisor to the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit and FLETC Behavioral Science
Division, and is listed on the United Nations' Roster of Experts in Terrorism. He is also a consultant to the DIA’s Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center.
Dr. Borum is a Past-President of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and currently serves as Senior Editor of the Journal of Strategic Security, and on the editorial boards of the American Intelligence Journal; Behavioral Sciences & the Law, Journal of Threat Assessment & Management, and Red Team Journal (online).
Performance in High-Risk Encounters:
Another facet of Dr, Borum's professional interest lies in improving human performance under stress, particularly in high risk and threatening encounters. In the mid-1980s he began applying principles of motor learning and behavior (and sport psychology) to enhance police officers' performance in high-risk situations,and taught courses on "Performance Under Stress" at the police academy. He has since become a Certified Sport Psychologist (National Institute of Sports Professionals), and has held NSCA certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Copper-Level (Intro) Coaching certification with USA Wrestling. He has written a monthly sport psychology column for Black Belt Magazine, and has consulted with elite level combat sport athletes, special operations personnel in the military and law enforcement.