Stephen M. Worman

Stephen M. Worman
Codirector, RAND Center for Gaming; Associate Political Scientist
Washington Office


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


Stephen M. Worman is codirector of the RAND Center for Gaming, and an associate political scientist who re-joined RAND in 2019.  Worman's research expertise sits at the junction between the operational and strategic levels of war. His substantive domains include strategy and force development, air and missile defense, force posture, nuclear weapons, and geospatial analysis. He has led projects for numerous parts of the defense community, including the Joint Staff, as well as various parts of OSD, and has lent his expertise to projects and wargames supporting the Army, Air Force, and Navy. Previously, Worman was a Summer Associate at RAND in 2017, and a Research Assistant from 2010 to 2014. Worman holds a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a B.A. in Political Science from Quinnipiac University.