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
Charles Ragin Charles Ragin

Chancellor's Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of California, Irvine
Magnus Ranstorp

Research Director of the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies

Investigator, Research Affiliate Swedish National Defense College
Joyce Rasing

Graduate Education Coordinator, START

Staff University of Maryland
James L. Regens James Regens

Edward E. & Helen T. Bartlett Foundation Chair and Regents Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health

Director of OUHSC Center for Biosecurity Research

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer

Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy

Investigator, Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
Jessica Rivinius Jessica Rivinius

Communications Director, START

Staff University of Maryland
Paxton Roberts

Research Associate and Geospatial Projects Manager, Terrorism Research Center

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Arkansas
Holly Roberts

Program Manager, Risk Communication & Resilience Program, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland