Dr. Richard John

Title/Position: 
Research Area Co-Leader for Risk Perception and Communication

Dr. Richard John serves as Research Theme Co-Leader for Risk Perception and Communication at USC's National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at USC. 

Richard S. John is associate professor of psychology and a research associate at the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California.

His research focuses on normative and descriptive models of human judgment and decision making and methodological issues in application of decision and probabilistic risk analysis (PRA). He has consulted on a number of large projects involving expert elicitation, including analysis of nuclear power plant risks (NUREG 1150) and analysis of cost and schedule risk for tritium supply alternatives.

Richard has over 50 refereed publications, including top journals published by The Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (Management Science, Information Systems Research, Interfaces), The Society for Risk Analysis (Risk Analysis), and the American Psychological Association (Law and Human Behavior, Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Journal of Family Psychology), and well as other top journals related to judgment and decision making, e.g., Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Jurimetrics.

Richard received his PhD. in quantitative psychology from the University of Southern California in 1984, M.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Southern California in 1983, and B.S. in applied mathematics (summa cum laude) from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1976.