Innovation and Entrepreneurial solutions between business and academia
STEM development and pedagogy
Statistical Analysis & Operations Research
Design of Experiments
Assistant Dean, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2013-present
Dean of Academics, United States Air Force Academy Prep School, 2011-2013
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Air Force Academy
Statistics Division Chair 2010 – 2011, 2008-2009
Director of Research 2009-2010
Operations Research Division Chair 2006-2007
Branch Chief, Operations Research Analyst, Air Force Space Command, Colorado 2003-2006
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Air Force Academy, 1998-2000
Chief, Financial Analyst, US Air Forces in Europe, 39th Wing, Adana, Turkey, 1996-1998
Logistics Operations Research Analyst, Air Force Materiel Command, Dayton, Ohio, 1992-1995
US Air Force Officer, 1991-2013
Block, R. “A Discussion of the Effect of Open-Book and Closed-Book Exams on Student Achievement in an Introductory Statistics Course”, PRIMUS, 22:3, 2012, 228-238.
Block, R. “Face to Face Feedback to Spur Reflection and Develop Academic Success”, Mathematica Militaris, April 2010.
Block, R. A Discussion of Open-book and Closed-book exams on Student Achievement in an Introductory Probability and Statistics Course. JSM Proceedings, Statistical Education Section, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. August 2009.
Block, R. and Mee, R. “Resolution IV Designs with 128 Runs,” Journal of Quality Technology, 37, 2005, 282-293.
Block, R. and Mee, R. “Second Order Saturated Resolution IV Designs,” Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications, 2, 2003, pp. 96-112.