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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Namesort descending Job Title Role Institution
Helena Craig

Junior Researcher, UWT

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Herbert Tinsley

Analyst, Government Accountability Office

Research Affiliate
Holly Roberts

Senior Communications Consultant, Enterprise Resource Performance Inc (ERPi)

Research Affiliate
Hyub Lee

IT Coordinator, START

Staff University of Maryland
Ingrid Schulz

Law Student

Research Affiliate Georgetown University
Irina A. Iles

Researcher, National Cancer Institute

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Jacob Loewner

Graduate Research Assistant, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
James A. Piazza

Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science

Research Affiliate Pennsylvania State University
James Halverson

Researcher, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
James Pennebaker James Pennebaker

Professor and Chair of Psychology Department

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Texas
Jarret Brachman

Former Associate Research Fellow

Investigator, Research Affiliate
Jeannette Sutton

Director, Risk and Disaster Communication Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

Research Affiliate University of Kentucky
Jeff Gruenewald

Associate Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Jeffrey Bale

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

Investigator, Research Affiliate Monterey Institute of International Studies
Jeremy Backstrom

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations

Research Affiliate Widener University
Jeremy G. Carter

Associate Professor and Director of Criminal Justice, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Investigator Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Jessica Rivinius Jessica Rivinius

Communications Director, START

Staff University of Maryland
Jillian Quigley

J.D. Candidate

Research Affiliate University of Virginia
Johanna Birnir Johanna Birnir

Associate Professor of Government and Politics

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Dr. John Stevenson, START John Stevenson

Principal Research Scientist, NSI, Inc.

Investigator, Research Affiliate
Jonathan Kennedy

Former Researcher

Research Affiliate
Jonathan Wilkenfeld Jonathan Wilkenfeld

Founding Director, ICONS Project, START

Research Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Photo of Joe Oudin Joseph Oudin

Senior Faculty Specialist, Global Terrorism Database, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Joseph Young Joseph Young

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Investigator, Research Affiliate American University

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