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
Sheehan Kane

Researcher/Data Collection Manager, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Emmanuel Karagiannis Former Investigator
Jonathan Kennedy Former Researcher
Lisa Keranen Former Investigator
Ryan D. King Former Researcher
Barnett Koven Barnett S. Koven

Training Director

Near-peer Competition Lead Researcher

Counterterrorism Lead Researcher

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Peter Krause Former Researcher
Arie Kruglanski

Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Investigator University of Maryland
Steven Kull Former Investigator