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
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
Katherine Izsak Katherine Worboys Izsak

Education Director, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Michelle Jacome Michelle Jacome

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
START Researcher Patrick James Patrick James

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Michael Jensen Michael Jensen

GTD Data Collection Manager, 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

Associate Professor of Public Relations

Research Affiliate University of Georgia
Mila Jonns Mila Johns

Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
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

Research Associate

Investigator, Research Affiliate Monterey Institute of International Studies
Will Kammerer William Kammerer

Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Sheehan Kane

Faculty Research Assistant, START

Staff University of Maryland
Emmanuel Karagiannis Emmanuel Karagiannis

Senior Lecturer of International Relations

Investigator, Research Affiliate King's College
Jonathan Kennedy Jonathan Kennedy

Former Project Manager

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Lisa Keranen Lisa Keranen

Associate Professor of Communications, Director of National Communication Association Forum (NCA-F)

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Colorado Denver
Ryan King Ryan King

Associate Professor of Criminology

Investigator, Research Affiliate The Ohio State University
Photo of Barnett Koven Barnett Koven

Senior Researcher, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Peter Krause

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Research Affiliate Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Arie Kruglanski Arie Kruglanski

Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Steven Kull

Director of Program on International Policy Attitudes

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Gary LaFree

Director, START; Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Anthony Lemieux Anthony Lemieux

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

Investigator, Research Affiliate Georgia State University

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