Samantha E. DiNicola

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Policy Analyst
Washington Office


MA in industrial/organizational psychology, George Mason University; BA in psychology, Loyola University Maryland


Samantha E. DiNicola is a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. She is an industrial/organizational psychologist who utilizes her knowledge of organizational structure, diversity in the workplace, talent management, personnel issues, and other topics to assist the DoD, DHS, and a variety of other U.S. Government entities in their efforts to function as effectively as possible. Her skills include qualitative analysis (interviews, focus groups, content analysis) and quantitative analysis (statistical analyses using SPSS, data collection/organization/analysis in Excel) as well as written and verbal communication, survey design, and large event coordination. In both her professional and personal life, DiNicola has a passion for workplace diversity research, and encouraging coworkers and peers to consider the backgrounds of individuals with whom they interact before making assumptions about their behavior.

Recent Projects

  • Task Force True North Interim Qualitative Analysis
  • Analysis of DoD Senior Officer Adverse and Reportable Information Reporting Practices
  • Civilian Compensation and Benefits
  • Championing the Agile Military Career Path


  • Report

    Improving 21st Century Skills in the U.S. Air Force

    For a 21st century workforce, you need 21st century skills. The authors of this Perspective offer recommendations to the U.S. Air Force to use lessons learned in different sectors to develop a strategy for airmen to learn and use 21st century skills.

    Dec 2, 2019