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.

2013-14 Fellowships


2013-14 Fellowships

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Marisa Porges, “Paths to Supporting Al Qaeda: Patters of Radicalization and Recruitment in Yemen and North Africa”

War Studies, King’s College London

Mentor: Gary Ackerman

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Melissa Janoske, “Building online communities after crises: Two case studies”

Communication, University of Maryland

Mentor: Brooke Liu

Daniel Harris, “Desisting from Hate: Emotional and Cognitive Markers of Former White Supremacists”

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Mentors: Gina Ligon & Pete Simi

Omi Hodwidz, “The utility of NGO interventions:  Influences on terrorist activity”

Criminology, University of Maryland

Mentor: Laura Dugan

Joseph DeLeeuw, “Examining Militias’ Use of the Internet: A Network Analysis of Militia Websites”

Indiana University Bloomington

Mentor: Joshua Freilich

Michael Jablonski, “Framing and Priming of Responses to Terror Events: Differential Responses of Journalists to Interpretative Manipulation of News Events”

Georgia State University

Mentor: Anthony Lemieux

Summer Jackson, “An Examination of Policy Shifts in Response to Terrorism”

University of Oklahoma

Mentor: Kelly Damphousse

Stephanie Madden, “A Cross-Case Analysis of Campus Emergency Notification Systems”

Communication, University of Maryland

Mentor: Hamilton Bean

Brandon Sullivan, “Describing the American Far-Right Criminal Anti-Tax Movement”

Michigan State University

Mentor: Steve Chermak

Joel Capellan, “The Smoking Gun: An Exploratory Study of Ideological Active Shooters in the U.S.”

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Mentor: Joshua Freilich