Abby Kinch

Program Coordinator | Adjunct
  646 Bellamy

There is not one subject on this Earth that cannot be argued, not one stance that cannot be stood against. Critical thought is key to the responsibility of free thinking women and men to contribute to the conversations that evolve human knowledge. This passion for critical expression stems from Abby Kinch's time in the United States Air Force, serving as an airborne intelligence Airman. After separating, Abby worked in supply chain for a manufacturer with factories in China, but decided the private sector wasn't for her, so she took up a life of crime. She's earned a B.A. in Chinese Language and Culture (2011), an M.A. in East Asian Studies (2013), an M.P.A. with a focus in Emergency Management (2017), and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy, all from Florida State University.

Abby is involved in local, state, and federal politics, having served on several losing and one winning campaign at each level. She is also very active in the veteran community both at Florida State and across the nation. She has served on the council of Student Veterans of America, and has also served in a consulting role for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Education, representing veterans in higher education in policy discussions.


Intelligence institutions and organizations; Public opinion and national security; Feminism in political discourse; Feminism in national security; U.S. veteran policy

Courses Taught

Professional Pathways
Intelligence Community
Intelligence Policy
Intelligence Analysis
NGO's and Nonprofits in Disaster Management

Working Papers

Kinch, A. (in progress) High tide raises all boats: How veteran education policy improves success for all students
Bell, A., Kinch, A. (in progress) Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Resolution
Kinch, A., Ghadimi, A., Bickers, K. (in progress) The appropriation of opposition phrasing in political discourse
Kinch, A., Cuadra, J. (in progress) Using GIS to Identify and Manage Networked Communication During a Disaster

Faculty and Staff