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
Liz Wasden

Undergraduate Education Coordinator, START

Staff University of Maryland
Peter Weinberger Peter Weinberger

Senior Researcher, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Stevan Weine Stevan Weine

Professor of Psychiatry

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Illinois at Chicago
David Weisburd David Weisburd

Distinguished Professor and Walter E Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate George Mason University
Jonathan Wilkenfeld Jonathan Wilkenfeld

Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Lauren Williams

UWT Program Manager

Staff University of Maryland
Margaret Wilson

Senior Lecturer of Psychology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Surrey (UK)
Brian Wingenroth

Research Software Architect, START

Staff University of Maryland
Michele Wood

Assistant Professor of Health Science, Director CA-NV Public Health Training Center - Fullerton

Investigator, Research Affiliate California State University, Fullerton