A Department of Homeland Security Emeritus 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:

William Braniff, Director, 301-405-4022, braniff@start.umd.edu

Amy Pate, Executive Director / Research Director, 301-405-6821, apate@umd.edu

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
Erik Dahl Former Investigator
Kelly Damphousse Kelly Damphousse Former Investigator
Cory Davenport Former Researcher
Liberty Day, START Liberty Day

Program Director for Education and Training

Staff University of Maryland
Scott H. Decker Former Researcher
Donatella della Porta Former Investigator
Kathleen Deloughery Former Investigator
Michael Distler

Senior Researcher, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Investigator University of Maryland