A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

START People


START People

START has built a team which reflects our multidisciplinary approach, bringing together individuals from a wide range of academic and methodological backgrounds. In addition to conducting research, the START headquarters team provides administrative support and transition and outreach opportunities for the Consortium researchers. The organization's leadership includes:

Gary LaFree, Director, 301-405-6600, infostart@start.umd.edu

William Braniff, Executive Director, 301-405-4022, braniff@start.umd.edu

The START headquarters staff list is below. This includes both administrative staff and researchers based at START. To see a complete list of Investigators (those who have served as Principal Investigators on START funded projects) and/or All Affiliated Researchers (both Principal Investigators and Other Researchers who have worked on START projects), change the selection in the "Role " drop down on the right.

Last Names Starting With:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Name Job Title Role Institution
Deborah Cai

Professor and Chair of Strategic and Organizational Communication

Investigator, Research Affiliate Temple University
Manuela Caiani

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Research Affiliate Institute for Advanced Studies
Julie Callis

Assistant Director of Administrative Services, START

Staff University of Maryland
Ron Capps

Researcher & Simulation Developer, ICONS Project, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
David Carter

Professor of Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate Michigan State University
Jeremy Carter Jeremy Carter

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Public Affairs

Investigator, Research Affiliate Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Erica Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth

Associate Professor of International Studies

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Denver
Steven Chermak Steven Chermak

Associate Professor of Criminology

Investigator, Research Affiliate Michigan State University
Caron Chess

Director of Environmental Communication

Investigator, Research Affiliate Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Claudio Cioffi-Revilla

Professor of Computational Social Science

Investigator, Research Affiliate George Mason University
Obie Clayton

Researcher of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate Morehouse College
Eva Coll

Experiential Education Specialist, START

Staff University of Maryland
Abby Cotsalas

Business Services Specialist, START

Staff University of Maryland
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw

Researcher, Political Science/International Relations

Investigator, Research Affiliate Stanford University
David E. Cunningham

Associate Professor/Senior Researcher - Peace Research Institute Oslo

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Susan Cutter Susan Cutter

Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography and Director of the Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of South Carolina