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

A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

START People


START People

START has built a team which reflects our multidisciplinary approach, bringing together individuals from a wide range of academic and methodological backgrounds. In addition to conducting research, the START headquarters team provides administrative support and transition and outreach opportunities for the Consortium researchers. The organization's leadership includes:

William Braniff, Director, 301-405-4022, braniff@start.umd.edu

Amy Pate, Research Director, 301-405-6821, apate@umd.edu

Last Names Starting With:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Namesort descending Job Title Role Institution
Douglas McLeod Douglas M. McLeod

Evjue Centennial Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Wisconsin - Madison
Egle Murauskaite

Senior Researcher & Simulation Developer, ICONS Project, START

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Elaine Vaughan

Researcher of Psychology/Social Psychology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of California, Irvine
Elise Miller-Hooks Elise Miller-Hooks

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering 

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Elizabeth Petrun Elizabeth Petrun Sayers

Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist

RAND Corporation
Elizabeth Yates

Senior Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Emily Iarocci Emily Iarocci

Senior Advisor, TechOp Solutions International

Investigator, Research Affiliate
Emina Herovic

Assistant Clinical Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Emmanuel Karagiannis Emmanuel Karagiannis

Senior Lecturer of International Relations

Investigator, Research Affiliate King's College
Enrique Arias Enrique Arias

Assistant Professor of Government

Investigator, Research Affiliate John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Erica Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth

Associate Professor of International Studies

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Denver
Erik Dahl Erik Dahl

Associate Professor of National Security Affairs

Investigator, Research Affiliate Naval Postgraduate School
Erin Copland

Outreach and Transition Specialist, START

Staff University of Maryland
Erin MIller Erin Miller

GTD Program Manager, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Photo of Eva Coll Eva Coll

Experiential Education Specialist, START

Staff University of Maryland
Fran Norris Fran Norris

Research Professor of Psychiatry

Investigator, Research Affiliate Dartmouth Medical School
Frank Foley

Senior Lecturer

Research Affiliate, Terrorism Research Awardee King's College
START Researcher Gabrielle Matuzsan Gabrielle Matuzsan

Analyst, Government Accountability Office

Research Affiliate
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman

Associate Professor, SUNY Albany

Investigator, Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
Gary LaFree

Founding Director, START; Chair, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Gina Scott Ligon Gina Scott Ligon

Associate Professor of Management and Director of R&D at the Center for Collaboration Science

Investigator University of Nebraska Omaha
Photo of Greg Amobi Greg Amobi

Operations Assistant

Staff University of Maryland
H. Brinton Milward

Director of School of Government and Public Policy

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Arizona
Hamid Mohtadi

Professor of Economics

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Hamilton Bean Hamilton Bean

Assistant Professor

Investigator University of Colorado Denver

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