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
Name Job Title Role Institution
Michele Gelfand Michele Gelfand

Professor of Psychology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Demis Glasford

Associate Professor of Psychology

Investigator, Research Affiliate John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Andrew Godard Former Researcher
Brandi Goff Brandi Goff

Instructional Designer, START

Staff University of Maryland
Jeff Gruenewald

Associate Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Thomas Guarrieri

Assistant Research Scientist, Unconventional Weapons & Technology (UWT) Division, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Ted Robert Gurr

Distinguished Professor of Government and Politics

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Mohammed Hafez

Associate Professor of National Security Affairs

Investigator, Research Affiliate Naval Postgraduate School
James Halverson

Researcher, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Paul Harwood

Research Associate

Investigator, Research Affiliate
Samuel D. Henkin

Assistant Research Scientist, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Emina Herovic

Assistant Clinical Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Omi Hodwitz

Assistant Professor

Research Affiliate University of Idaho
David Hofmann David Hofmann

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Senior Research Affiliate – The Canadian Network of Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS)

Terrorism Research Awardee University of New Brunswick
Joshua House

GIS Coordinator, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Emily Iarocci Emily Iarocci

Senior Advisor, TechOp Solutions International

Investigator, Research Affiliate
Irina A. Iles

Researcher, National Cancer Institute

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Katherine Izsak Katherine Worboys Izsak

Academic Director, UMD College of Information (iSchool)

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Michelle Jacome Michelle Jacome

Operations Officer, World Bank

Research Affiliate
Shanaka Jayasekara

Lecturer and OUA Academic Coordinator

Investigator, Research Affiliate Macquarie University
Michael Jensen

Senior Researcher, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Bo Jiang, START Bo Jiang

Graduate Research Assistant, START

Researcher University of Maryland
Yan Jin Yan Jin

Professor of Public Relations

Research Affiliate University of Georgia
Mila Jonns Mila Johns

Former Researcher

None
Brian Johnson Former Investigator University of Maryland

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