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
Erik Dahl Erik Dahl

Associate Professor of National Security Affairs

Investigator, Research Affiliate Naval Postgraduate School
Kelly Damphousse Kelly Damphousse

Dean of the College of Arts and Science

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Oklahoma
Cory Davenport Cory Davenport

Senior Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Liberty Day, START Liberty Day

Training Manager

Staff University of Maryland
Donatella della Porta

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate European University Institute
Kathleen Deloughery

Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy

Investigator, Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
Eamon Diab Eamon Diab

IT Program Manager, START

Staff University of Maryland
Michael Distler

Graduate Assistant, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland