A Department of Homeland Security Emeritus Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

Through curricular and experiential learning, START educates, mentors and trains the next generation of national security scholars and practitioners.

2005-06 Fellowships


2005-06 Fellowships

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Lorraine du Clos Tournyol, Examination of trends and consequences of terrorist activity in France and Algeria”

Economics, University of Maryland

Mentor: Gary LaFree

Megumi Kano, “Examination of disaster preparedness in California schools”

Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles

Mentor: Linda Bourque

Cynthia Lum, “Examination of cross-national attitudes of police towards terrorism and counter-terrorism policies”

Criminology, George Mason University

Mentor: Gary LaFree

Jennifer Machado, “Identification of common characteristics of the formation and persistence of right-wing groups in the US, both violent and non-violent”

Monterey Institute of International Studies

Mentor: Gary Ackerman

Sophia Moskalenko, “Scenario-based surveys exploring radicalization in Israel”

Psychology, Bryn Mawr College

Mentor: Clark McCauley

Piyusha Singh, “Examination of the spatial dynamics of terrorist groups and how they are affected by intervention strategies”

Criminology, University at Albany, State University of New York

Mentor: Laura Dugan

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Daniel Barlow, “Assessment of the Indonesian terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah towards suggestions of effective strategies to counter the group”

Political Science, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Mentor: Gary Ackerman

Hamilton Bean, “Examination of homeland security information bulletins from DHS and other governmental, commercial, and non-governmental providers and how the interpretation and use of homeland security information bulletins within emergency management organizations influences preparedness”

Communication, University of Colorado

Mentor: Lisa Keranen

Parker Bradford, “Examination of behavioral and organizational trends among militant Islamic groups in Africa”

Monterey Institute of International Studies

Mentor: Gary Ackerman

Xiaoyan Chen, “Examination of human motivations and goal setting in terrorist motivations and intents”

Psychology, University of Maryland

Mentor: Arie Kruglanski

Shawn Flanigan, “Examination of the relationships between charity, political insurgency, and terror”

Public Administration, University at Albany, State University of New York

Mentor: Victor Asal

Ashley Nellis, “Examination of the relationships between media exposure, fear of terrorism, and attitudes towards counter-terror policies”

Criminology, George Washington University

Mentor: Kathleen Tierney

Brian H. Nussbaum, “Examination of intelligence operations at the local level in New York City and London”

Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York

Mentor: Victor Asal

John Rand, “Analysis of insurance purchases as an indicator of public perception of terrorist threat and effectiveness of counter-terror policies”

Communication, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Mentor: Caron Chess

Mischelle Van Brakle, “Examination of terrorist groups compared to groups that pursue political change through peaceful means in South Africa”

Criminology, University of Maryland

Mentor: Gary LaFree

Michele M. Wood, “Examination of individual preparedness for disasters, in an effort to assess and work toward behavior change for terror preparedness”

Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles

Mentor: Linda Bourque

Virginia Zimmerman, “Examination of how causes of anger (outrage versus betrayal) impact behavioral responses”

Psychology, Bryn Mawr College

Mentor: Clark McCauley