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:

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Name Job Titlesort descending Role Institution
Roberta Belli

  Security Information Analyst, United Nations Department of Safety and Security

Investigator, Research Affiliate United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Brandon Behlendorf Brandon Behlendorf

Assistant Director for Research Development/Senior Researcher, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Julie Callis

Assistant Director of Administrative Services, START

Staff University of Maryland
Hamilton Bean Hamilton Bean

Assistant Professor of Communication

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Colorado Denver
William Parkin

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate Seattle University
Brian Johnson

Assistant Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
David Maimon David Maimon

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Jeremy Carter Jeremy Carter

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Public Affairs

Investigator, Research Affiliate Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Enrique Arias Enrique Arias

Assistant Professor of Government

Investigator, Research Affiliate John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Christian Leuprecht

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Economics

Investigator, Research Affiliate Royal Military College
Paul Harwood

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

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of North Florida
Bidisha Biswas

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Investigator, Research Affiliate Western Washington University
Peter Krause

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Research Affiliate Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Manuela Caiani

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Research Affiliate Institute for Advanced Studies
Kathleen Deloughery

Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy

Investigator, Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
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
Bianca Bersani

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Massachusetts Boston
Michele Wood

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

Investigator, Research Affiliate California State University, Fullerton
Jeffrey Gruenewald Jeff Gruenewald

Assistant Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Brian Phillips Brian Phillips

Assistant Professor

Research Affiliate Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City
Brandon Sullivan Brandon Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Research Affiliate, Terrorism Research Awardee Michigan State University
Omi Hodwitz

Assistant Research Scholar, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Elizabeth Petrun Elizabeth Petrun Sayers

Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Linda Bourque

Associate Director of the Center for Public Health and Disasters and Associate Director of the Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of California, Los Angeles
Kathleen Sherrieb

Associate Director of the National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research

Research Affiliate National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research

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