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

All Affiliated Researchers


All Affiliated Researchers

Within the START website, "Investigators" are defined as those who have served as Principal Investigators on START funded projects. "Affiliated Researchers" are defined as those who have served as a Principal Investigator or Researcher on START funded projects.

Last Names Starting With:

A B C D E F G I J K L M P R S T W Y
Name Job Titlesort ascending Role Research Areas
Amy Pate Amy Pate

Executive Director & Research Director, START

Investigator, Staff Violent Groups and Movements, Crime and Terrorism, Counterterrorism
Arie Kruglanski

Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Investigator
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
Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

Investigator, Staff Crime and Terrorism, Counterterrorism, Radiological and Nuclear Threats
Photo of William Braniff William Braniff

Director, START

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

Editorial Board, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

Research Advisory Board, RESOLVE Network

Independent Advisory Committee (IAC), Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

International Advisory Board, Hedayah Center

Investigator, Staff Terrorism and Society, Violent Groups and Movements, Counterterrorism, Countering Violent Extremism, Radical Beliefs and Behavior
Nathan Meehan

Director of Research and Development, Second Sight Training Systems, LLC

Investigator Resilience
Gina Scott Ligon Gina Scott Ligon

Director of National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE); Jack and Stephanie Koraleski Professor of Collaboration Science, UNO

Investigator Terrorism and Society, Violent Groups and Movements
Rhyner Washburn

Cyber Intelligence Researcher, START

Researcher, Staff Counterterrorism
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman

Associate Professor, SUNY Albany

Investigator Violent Groups and Movements, Individual Behavior, Chemical and Biological Threats, Radiological and Nuclear Threats, Radical Beliefs and Behavior
Peter Simi

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Director, Earl Babbie Research Center

Investigator Terrorism and Society, Violent Groups and Movements, Individual Behavior, Crime and Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism, Radical Beliefs and Behavior, Deradicalization, Disengagement

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