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
Michele Gelfand Michele Gelfand

Professor of Psychology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Demis Glasford

Associate Professor of Psychology

Investigator, Research Affiliate John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Andrew Godard Andrew Godard

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Brandi Goff Brandi Goff

Training Project Manager, START

Staff University of Maryland
Jeffrey Gruenewald Jeff Gruenewald

Assistant Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Ted Robert Gurr

Distinguished Professor of Government and Politics

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland