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.

2008-09 Fellowships

2008-09 Fellowships

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Roberta Belli, “Where Terrorists, Far-Right Extremists, and Greedy Criminals Meet: A Comparative Study of Financial Crimes in the United States”

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

Mentor: Joshua D. Freilich

Heather Epkins, “Drawing Red Lines: The Role of Outside Media Organizations, Routine and Organizational Structure on Perceptions of National Security Media”

Communication, University of Maryland

Mentor: Steven M. Chermak

Jeffrey Gruenewald, “Extremist Homicide in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of Far-Right, Bias, and Non-Ideological Homicide”

Criminology, Michigan State University

Mentor: Steven M. Chermak

Shanaka Jayasekara, “Weapons Procurement Operations of Secular (Nationalist) Armed Groups and Assessment of the Involvement with Islamist Groups”

Macquarie University

Mentor: Gary Ackerman

Kevin Keenan, “Awareness of Vulnerability to Terrorism in Urban Areas: Social Network and Mobility Effects in Boston, MA”

Geography, Clark University

Mentor: Susan L. Cutter

Peter Krause, “Coercion by Any Other Name Should Smell as Sweet: The Political Effectiveness of Terrorism”

Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mentor: Martha Crenshaw

Stuart Lee, “An Examination of the Relationship Between Conventional Crime Rates and Political Violence in Northern Ireland”

Criminology, University of Cambridge

Mentor: Richard L. Legault

Christine Muller, “Cultural Implications of September 11 Through the Lens of Life Writing”

University of Maryland

Mentor: Monica Schoch-Spana

Edward Orehek, “Consequences of Collectivism for Terrorism”

Psychology, University of Maryland

Mentor: Arie Kruglanski

Anonymous Student, "Armed Groups' Provision of Public Goods: Situational Bargaining in Rebel-Donor Relationships"

Political Science, University of California- San Diego

Mentor: Shawn Flanigan