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
Namesort descending Job Title Role Institution
Aaron Safer-Lichtenstein

Graduate Assistant, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Abby Cotsalas

Business Services Specialist, START

Staff University of Maryland
Alan Neustadtl

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Alejandro Beutel

Researcher, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Alex Schmid

Chair of International Relations and Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence.

Investigator, Research Affiliate St. Andrews University
Alexander Jonas

Web Developer, ICONS Project, START

Staff University of Maryland
Alexis Li

Simulation Coordinator, ICONS Project, START

Staff University of Maryland
Amy Adamczyk

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Amy Pate Amy Pate

Research Director, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Ann Bowman Ann Bowman

Professor of Government and Public Service

Investigator, Research Affiliate Texas A&M University
Ann Norwood

Senior Associate

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Anthony Lemieux Anthony Lemieux

Associate Professor of Communication and Lead Researcher of the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Program

Investigator, Research Affiliate Georgia State University
Arie Kruglanski Arie Kruglanski

Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Assaf Moghadam Assaf Moghadam

Associate Professor of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy

Investigator, Research Affiliate International Institute for Counterterrroism
Photo of Barnett Koven Barnett Koven

Senior Researcher, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Benjamin Evans

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Bert Useem

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate Purdue University
Betty Pfefferbaum Betty Pfefferbaum

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Bianca Bersani

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Massachusetts Boston
Bidisha Biswas

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Investigator, Research Affiliate Western Washington University
Bo Jiang, START Bo Jiang

Graduate Research Assistant, START

Staff University of Maryland
Brandi Goff Brandi Goff

Training Project Manager, START

Staff University of Maryland
Brandon Behlendorf Brandon Behlendorf

Assistant Director for Research Development/Senior Researcher, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Brandon Sullivan Brandon Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Research Affiliate, Terrorism Research Awardee Michigan State University
Brent Smith Brent Smith

Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice; Director ofTerrorism Research Center (TRC) in Fulbright College

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Arkansas

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