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
Jeff Gruenewald

Associate Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Thomas Guarrieri

Senior Researcher, Unconventional Weapons & Technology (UWT) Division, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Ted Robert Gurr

Distinguished Professor of Government and Politics

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Mohammed Hafez

Associate Professor of National Security Affairs

Investigator, Research Affiliate Naval Postgraduate School
James Halverson

Researcher, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Paul Harwood

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and Director of Public Opinion Research Lab

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of North Florida
Emina Herovic

Assistant Clinical Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Omi Hodwitz

Assistant Professor

Research Affiliate University of Idaho
David Hofmann David Hofmann

Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminology

Senior Research Affiliate – The Canadian Network of Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS)

Terrorism Research Awardee SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Joshua House

GIS Coordinator, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Paul Huth Paul Huth

Professor of International Relations

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Emily Iarocci Emily Iarocci

Senior Researcher, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Irina A. Iles

Researcher, National Cancer Institute

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Katherine Izsak Katherine Worboys Izsak

Academic Director, UMD College of Information (iSchool)

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Michelle Jacome Michelle Jacome

Researcher, World Bank

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
START Researcher Patrick James Patrick James

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Shanaka Jayasekara

Lecturer and OUA Academic Coordinator

Investigator, Research Affiliate Macquarie University
Michael Jensen Michael Jensen

Senior Researcher, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Bo Jiang, START Bo Jiang

Graduate Research Assistant, START

Staff University of Maryland
Yan Jin Yan Jin

Professor of Public Relations

Research Affiliate University of Georgia
Mila Jonns Mila Johns

Researcher

Research Affiliate n/a
Brian Johnson

Assistant Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Alexander Jonas

Web Developer, ICONS Project, START

Staff University of Maryland
Susan Jones

Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Minnesota
Sharad Joshi

Assistant Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Associate Fellow of International Security, Chatham House

Investigator, Research Affiliate Monterey Institute of International Studies

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