Stephen M. Worman

Stephen M. Worman

Director, RAND Center for Gaming; Political Scientist; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Stephen M. Worman is director of the RAND Center for Gaming and a political scientist at RAND, as well as a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has designed and led games focusing on a wide range of operational and strategic challenges, including force development, escalation dynamics, air and missile defense, and economic competition. He has also conducted a wide range of other research on topics such as allies and partners contributions to U.S. defense goals, gaming as a research methodology, grand strategy, organizational challenges facing the U.S. Navy, and overseas basing of U.S. forces. At Pardee RAND his teaching focuses on educating the next generation of game designers. Prior to returning to RAND, he was pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh, and is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer.


Ph.D. in public and international affairs, University of Pittsburgh; M.A. in strategic studies, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in political science, Quinnipiac University

Selected Work

  • Worman, Stephen M., Alexis Levedahl, Brian Persons, Monika Cooper, Richard Guida, Robert Murphy, William A. Schmitt, and Jackson Smith, Analysis of Alternative Uses for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, RAND Corporation (RR-A2719-1), 2024
  • Worman, Stephen M., David R. Frelinger, David A. Shlapak, Katherine Pfrommer, Kelly Elizabeth Eusebi, and Jenny Oberholtzer, Designing A Strange Game: A Nuclear Wargame for the 21st Century, RAND Corporation (RR-A1204-1), 2023
  • Mason, Richard, James Bonomo, Tim Conley, Ryan Consaul, David R. Frelinger, David A. Galvan, Dahlia Anne Goldfeld, Scott A. Grossman, Brian A. Jackson, Michael Kennedy, Vernon R. Koym, Jason Mastbaum, Thao Liz Nguyen, Jenny Oberholtzer, Ellen M. Pint, Parousia Rockstroh, Melissa Shostak, Karlyn D. Stanley, Anne Stickells, Michael J. D. Vermeer, and Stephen M. Worman, Analyzing a More Resilient National Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Capability, RAND Corporation (RR-2970-DHS), 2021
  • Lostumbo, Michael J., Michael J. McNerney, Eric Peltz, Derek Eaton, David R. Frelinger, Victoria A. Greenfield, John Halliday, Patrick Mills, Bruce R. Nardulli, Stacie L. Pettyjohn, Jerry M. Sollinger, and Stephen M. Worman, Overseas Basing of U.S. Military Forces: An Assessment of Relative Costs and Strategic Benefits, RAND Corporation (RR-201-OSD), 2013

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