GTD Program Manager, START
8400 Baltimore Ave., Suite 250, College Park, MD 20740
Erin Miller manages the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) at START headquarters at the University of Maryland. Miller earned a BA in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002, an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland in 2005, and a PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland in 2015. Her research investigates patterns of decline among terrorist organizations and movements worldwide using innovative statistical analysis of data from the GTD. She has taught statistics courses at the University of Maryland and has delivered invited lectures on the GTD and the implications of research methodology for terrorism research. Her research interests include data collection, research methods, statistical methodology, retaliatory violence, desistance from violence, terrorism and theory and policy evaluation.
Miller has been a part of the GTD team since 2004. Her role has included improving the consistency of the data, adding key variables to the database, developing efficient and effective data collection strategies, training new staff, and producing accessible analysis that provides context for current events in terrorism and counterterrorism. In her capacity as GTD program manager she frequently consults with end-users of the database, including researchers, policy makers, journalists, and students. Miller is a co-principal investigator on the Statistical Annex Data Collection and Analysis for the U.S. State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism. She has served as key personnel on a number of START research projects related to the GTD including most recently the Integrated United States Security Database (IUSSD), Terrorism in Southeast Asia and Border Crossings, and Terrorist Attacks on the United States: Lessons for Protecting against Dangerous Entrants.
- University of Maryland, Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2015
- University of Maryland, M.A., Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2005
- University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Sociology, 2002
- University of Maryland, Global Terrorism Database Manager, 2009-present