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:

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Name Job Titlesort descending Role Institution
Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Associate Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais
Jun Zhuang

Associate Professor of Engineering

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Buffalo
Arri Abarcar

Business Services Specialist, START

Staff University of Maryland
Susan Cutter Susan Cutter

Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography and Director of the Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of South Carolina
Richard D. Brecht

Co-Director, American Councils Research Center, American Councils for International Education

Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland

Investigator University of Maryland
Jessica Rivinius Jessica Rivinius

Communications Director, START

Staff University of Maryland
Rhyner Washburn

Cyber Intelligence Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Kieran Quinlan

Data Scientist & Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Research Affiliate
Peter Neumann

Director of International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)

Investigator, Research Affiliate King's College
Jeffrey Bale

Director of Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program / Associate Professor of International Policy Studies

Investigator, Research Affiliate Monterey Institute of International Studies
Steven Kull

Director of Program on International Policy Attitudes

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
H. Brinton Milward

Director of School of Government and Public Policy

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Arizona
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Julie Callis

Director of Administrative Services, START

Staff University of Maryland
Jeannette Sutton

Director, Risk and Disaster Communication Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

Research Affiliate University of Kentucky
Photo of William Braniff William Braniff

Director, START

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

Editorial Board, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

Research Advisory Board, RESOLVE Network

Independent Advisory Committee (IAC), Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Brent Smith Brent Smith

Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Director of Terrorism Research Center (TRC) in Fulbright College

Investigator University of Arkansas
David Weisburd David Weisburd

Distinguished Professor and Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate George Mason University
Ted Robert Gurr

Distinguished Professor of Government and Politics

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Arie Kruglanski

Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Investigator University of Maryland
Stanley Presser

Distinguished University Professor of Sociology

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Douglas McLeod Douglas M. McLeod

Evjue Centennial Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Wisconsin - Madison
Amy Pate Amy Pate

Executive Director & Research Director, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Lyubov Mincheva

Executive Director, Graduate Program in International Relations and Security Studies

Research Affiliate University of Sofia, Bulgaria

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