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
Manuela Caiani

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Research Affiliate Institute for Advanced Studies
Julie Callis

Assistant 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
Abby Cotsalas

Business Services Specialist, START

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

Senior Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Liberty Day, START Liberty Day

Training Manager

Staff University of Maryland
Donatella della Porta

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate European University Institute
Kathleen Deloughery

Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy

Investigator, Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
Eamon Diab Eamon Diab

IT Program Manager, START

Staff University of Maryland
Michael Distler

Graduate Assistant, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Rebecca (Becca) Earnhardt

Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland

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