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 Title Role Institution
Egle Murauskaite Egle Murauskaite

Non-resident Fellow, ICONS Project, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Peter Neumann

Director of International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)

Investigator, Research Affiliate King's College
Alan Neustadtl

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Fran Norris Fran Norris

Research Professor of Psychiatry

Investigator, Research Affiliate Dartmouth Medical School
Ann Norwood

Senior Associate

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Joseph Oudin

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Tunde Oyinloye

GIS Project Manager/Researcher, START

Staff University of Maryland
Tyler Page

Graduate Research Assistant

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
William Parkin

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate Seattle University
Amy Pate Amy Pate

Research Director, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
James Pennebaker James Pennebaker

Professor and Chair of Psychology Department

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Texas
Elizabeth Petrun Elizabeth Petrun Sayers

Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Betty Pfefferbaum Betty Pfefferbaum

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Rose Pfefferbaum

Professor of Economics

Maricopa County Community College
Brian Phillips Brian Phillips

Assistant Professor

Research Affiliate Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City
Apitchaya Pimpawathin

Education Program Manager, START

Staff University of Maryland
Lauren Pinson

Researcher

Research Affiliate Yale University
Stanley Presser

Distinguished University Professor of Sociology

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Kieran Quinlan

Faculty Research Assistant, START

Staff University of Maryland
Charles Ragin Charles Ragin

Chancellor's Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of California, Irvine
Magnus Ranstorp

Research Director of the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies

Investigator, Research Affiliate Swedish National Defense College
James L. Regens James Regens

Edward E. & Helen T. Bartlett Foundation Chair and Regents Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health

Director of OUHSC Center for Biosecurity Research

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer

Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy

Investigator, Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
Jessica Rivinius Jessica Rivinius

Communications Director, START

Staff University of Maryland
Holly Roberts

Program Manager, Risk Communication & Resilience Program, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland

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