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
Namesort descending Job Title Role Institution
Amy Pate Amy Pate

START Executive Director and Research Director

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Betty Pfefferbaum Former Investigator
Brian Phillips Former Researcher
David C. Pyrooz Former Investigator
James A. Piazza Former Researcher
James Pennebaker Former Investigator
Karina Panyan

Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database (GTD), START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Lauren Pinson Former Researcher
Rose Pfefferbaum Former Researcher
Stanley Presser Former Researcher
Tyler Page Former Researcher
William Parkin

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Researcher Seattle University