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
Gary LaFree

Director, START; Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Richard Legault

Former START Post-Doctoral Researcher

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Anthony Lemieux Anthony Lemieux

Associate Professor of Communication and Lead Researcher of the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Program

Investigator, Research Affiliate Georgia State University
Christian Leuprecht

Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate Royal Military College
Alexis Li

Simulation Coordinator, ICONS Project, START

Staff University of Maryland
Mark Lichbach Mark Lichbach

Professor of Comparative Politics and Chair of Department of Government and Politics

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Gina Scott Ligon Gina Scott Ligon

Associate Professor of Management and Director of R&D at the Center for Collaboration Science

Investigator University of Nebraska Omaha
Brooke Liu

Associate Professor of Communication and Director, Risk Communication & Resilience Program, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Jacob Loewner

Graduate Research Assistant, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland