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.

2015-16 Award Recipients


2015-16 Award Recipients

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Joel Day, "The ISIS Bandwagon: Why Domestic Terrorists Ally with the Islamic State"

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Mentor: Erica Chenoweth

David Hofmann, "Threat Identification and Threat Assessment of Apocalyptical and Millenarian Groups within Canada"

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Mentor: Gary Ackerman

Paul Gill, "Sequencing Lone Actor Terrorist Radicalisation and Attack Planning"

University College London

Mentor: Josh Freilich

Stephen Nemeth, "Organizing Terror: A Database of Terrorist Leaders"

Oklahoma State University 

Mentor: Joe Young

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Marisa Mandala, "Environmental Criminology and the Prevention of Successful Terrorist Assassinations"

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Mentor: Josh Freilich

Steven Windisch, "Activating Predispositions: Elaborating the Risk Factor Model of Extremist Participation"

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Pete Simi

Kerry Persen, "Exit, Voice, Loyalty: Responses to Islamist Political Violence"

Stanford University

Mentor: Martha Crenshaw

Michael Nwankpa, "A Social and Information Network Analysis of Boko Haram"

University of Roehampton

Mentor: Amy Pate

Emily Corner, "The Psychogenesis of Terrorism"

University College London

Mentor: John Horgan

Caitlin  Mastroe, "An Analysis on the Implementation of Countering Violent Extremism Plans​"

Cornell University

Mentor: Susan Szmania