Christiane Thompson

About this author

Ms. Thompson, an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at JSOU , epitomizes a multifaceted career with nearly three decades of comprehensive experience supporting the U.S. Department of Defense. Her tenure encompasses a spectrum of roles, from hands-on operational engagement to strategic analyst and planner positions, significantly contributing to various operations. Her on-the-ground experience in recent conflict zones is distinguished by multiple expeditionary service awards, underscoring her commitment and resilience in challenging environments.

Ms. Thompson has extensive international experience, having lived and traveled abroad, which has enriched her geopolitical acumen and linguistic repertoire. Her current academic endeavor involves leading and supporting research projects that navigate the confluence of quantitative and qualitative realms. This project leverages cutting-edge technologies, including Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and emerging technology, to unearth patterns, calculate changes, and forecast future scenarios with adaptive spatial models and algorithms to enhance predictive accuracy in complex environments.

Ms. Thompson’s academic credentials are as diverse as her professional experience. She holds a Master's in Political Science from the University of Akron, complemented by advanced military education from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies, where she earned a Master’s in Military Arts and Science. Moreover, she is an ALM graduate from Harvard University, in extension studies Sustainability. This unique blend of education enables her to analyze the socio-ecological dynamics and climatic factors influencing global conflict and security. Her portfolio is enhanced by certifications in environmental studies, international development, land management, and GIS technology, reflecting her broad intellectual curiosity and commitment to addressing contemporary global challenges.

Current as of 1 March  2024