Randall S. Jacobson, Ph.D.

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TIGHAR’s senior researcher for the Earhart Project, Randy Jacobson (#1364), has contributed a series of articles to TIGHAR that give a very well-rounded account of how we can understand what went wrong with the final flight. He is also a co-author of Amelia Earhart's Shoes.

From Shoes: "Dr. Randal S. Jacobson is a geophysicist with the U.S. Navy, currently working on airborne mine hunting and mine countermeasure systems. Jacobson has a Ph.D. in oceanography/earth sciences from Scripps Institute of Oceanography, taught geophysics at Oregon State University, and was a program officer in geophysics at the Office of Naval Research, responsible for evaluating and funding proposals. He has written extensively on underwater seismic propagation, evolution of oceanic crust, and was the state seismologist for Oregon in the 1980s. His work has involved going to sea, using sonar, magnetometers, ocean bottom seismometers, and other geophysical systems. He is an avid historian, and enjoys restoring classic cars."