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.

2006-07 Fellowships


2006-07 Fellowships

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Bidisha Biswas, “Examination of the role of diaspora communities in the United States in terrorism and counter-terrorism efforts

Political Science, Western Washington University

Mentor: Jonathan Wilkenfeld

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

Anthony Lemieux, “Examination of reactions to policy as motivations for terror support”

Psychology, State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase

Mentor: Jonathan Wilkenfeld

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

Psychology, Bryn Mawr College

Mentor: Clark McCauley

R. Karl Rethemeyer, “Examination of terrorist communication and dark networks”

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

Mentor: Gary Ackerman

Stephen M. Shellman, “Examination of terrorism and ethnic political violence in Southeast Asia”

Political Science, University of Georgia

Mentor: Victor Asal

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

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

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

Psychology, University of Maryland

Mentor: Arie Kruglanski

W. Michael Dunaway, “Examination of disaster preparedness in local businesses”

Crisis Emergency Risk Mgt., George Washington University

Mentor: Monica Schoch-Spana

Shira Fishman, “Examination of the legacy of terrorist attacks on individuals and the need for cognitive closure”

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

Albert Gamarra, “Examination of right-wing criminal behavior in the United States by former military personnel and former prisoners”

Criminology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Mentor: Steven M. Chermak

Jennifer S. Goldman, “Examination of humiliation as motivation for extremism and violence”

Psychology, Columbia University

Mentor: Arie Kruglanski

Lindsay Heger, “Examination of terrorist target selection as a function of political salience of target”

Political Science, University of California- San Diego

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

Edward Orehek, “Consequences of Collectivism for Terrorism”

Psychology, University of Maryland

Mentor: Arie Kruglanski

Sharon R. Teitler, “Examination of the impact of terror on the economy and the tourist industry”

Economics, University of Haifa

Mentor: Laura Dugan

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