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:

Name Job Title Role Institution
Jarret Brachman

Associate Research Fellow

Investigator, Research Affiliate North Dakota State University
Kurt Braddock

Post-doctoral teaching fellow

Terrorism Research Awardee Pennsylvania State University
Imange of William Braniff William Braniff

Director, START

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

Editorial Board, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Richard D. Brecht

Co-Director, American Councils Research Center, American Councils for International Education

Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland

Investigator University of Maryland
Ronald Breiger Ronald Breiger

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Arizona
Risa Brooks

Associate Professor of Political Science

Investigator, Research Affiliate Marquette University
Deborah Cai

Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Klein College of Media and Communication

Investigator, Research Affiliate Temple University
Manuela Caiani

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Research Affiliate Institute for Advanced Studies
Julie Callis

Director of Administrative Services, START

Staff University of Maryland
Ron Capps

Researcher & Simulation Developer, ICONS Project, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Jeremy G. Carter

Associate Professor and Director of Criminal Justice, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Investigator Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
David L. Carter

Professor and Director, Intelligence Program

Investigator Michigan State University
Erica Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth

Associate Professor of International Studies

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Denver
Steven Chermak Steven Chermak

Associate Professor of Criminology

Investigator, Research Affiliate Michigan State University
Caron Chess

Director of Environmental Communication

Investigator, Research Affiliate Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Claudio Cioffi-Revilla

University Professor and Professor of Computational Social Science

Director, Center for Social Complexity

Investigator, Research Affiliate George Mason University
Obie Clayton

Researcher of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate Morehouse College
Eva Coll

Experiential Education Specialist, START

Staff University of Maryland
Alexa Cottman-Robinson

Multimedia Specialist

Staff University of Maryland
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw

Researcher, Political Science/International Relations

Investigator, Research Affiliate Stanford University
David E. Cunningham

Associate Professor/Senior Researcher - Peace Research Institute Oslo

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Susan Cutter Susan Cutter

Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography and Director of the Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of South Carolina
Erik Dahl Erik Dahl

Associate Professor of National Security Affairs

Investigator, Research Affiliate Naval Postgraduate School
Kelly Damphousse Kelly Damphousse

Dean of the College of Arts and Science

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Oklahoma
Cory Davenport Cory Davenport

Research Scientist, SAIC

Research Affiliate n/a