Rick Eden

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Associate Director, RAND Office of Research Quality Assurance; Adjunct Member, Human Subjects Protection Committee; Senior International/Defense Researcher
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Ph.D. and M.A. in English Language and Literature, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in English and linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles

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Rick Eden (he/him) is a senior international/defense researcher at the RAND Corporation, where he has conducted and published research in a wide range of policy areas. He also serves as RAND's associate director of Research Quality Assurance and is an adjunct member of RAND's Institutional Review Board for human subjects research. Before joining RAND, Eden served on the faculty of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque; he has also taught at the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of Southern California; and California State University, Los Angeles. He earned his Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from UCLA. 


  • Lean Thinking Comes to the Battlefield

    The 1991 Gulf War represented the pinnacle of the U.S. industrial approach to warfare: overwhelming mass. Subsequently, the U.S. military began the shift to a new support paradigm, adapting the lean, best practices of contemporary business, write Eric Peltz and Rick Eden.

    Jun 5, 2008 Forbes