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
Terence Thornberry

Professor of Crimimology and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Kathleen Tierney

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Colorado
Herbert Tinsley

Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Garret Brooke Tippin Garett Tippin

START Researcher

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Roger Tourangeau

Research Professor Emeritus

Research Affiliate University of Michigan
Monique Turner

Media Project Coordinator

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland