Abbie Tingstad

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Physical Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in geography, University of California, Los Angeles; M.Sc. in environmental geomorphology, University of Oxford; B.S. in mathematics, MIT


Abbie Tingstad is a physical scientist at RAND and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research focuses on issues related to security, defense, and climate change. Some recent projects include work on acquisition and technology, force employment, future planning, unmanned systems, Arctic policies, and the impacts of different types of climate information on decision-making.

Tingstad received her Ph.D. in geography from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to that, she was awarded an M.Sc. in environmental geomorphology from the University of Oxford, and a B.S. in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.