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
Aaron Safer-Lichtenstein

Analyst, Government Accountability Office

Researcher
Brandon A. Sullivan Former Researcher
Brent Smith Brent Smith

Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Director of Terrorism Research Center (TRC) in Fulbright College

Investigator University of Arkansas
Elizabet Petrun Sayers Former Investigator
Ingrid Schulz Former Researcher
Jeannette Sutton Former Researcher
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships

Former Investigator University of Maryland
John Stevenson Former Researcher
Kathleen Sherrieb Former Researcher
Kathleen Smarick Former Investigator
Monica Schoch-Spana Former Investigator
Nil Satana Former Investigator
Peter Simi

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Director, Earl Babbie Research Center

Investigator Chapman University
Rashmi Singh Former Investigator
Sarah Spalding Former Researcher
Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Susan Szmania Former Researcher
Tara Kirk Sell Former Investigator