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, Executive Director / 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 Titlesort ascending Role Institution
Beth Blake

Web Developer, ICONS Project

Staff University of Maryland
Alexander Jonas

Web Developer, ICONS Project, START

Staff University of Maryland
Vera Mironova

Visiting Fellow

Researcher Harvard University
Amy Pate Amy Pate

START Executive Director and Research Director

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Adam Martin

Software Developer, Vexterra Group

Former Researcher
Michael Jensen

Senior Researcher, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Egle Murauskaite

Senior Researcher & Simulation Developer, ICONS Project, START

Researcher University of Maryland
Princess White

Senior Program Manager, START

Staff University of Maryland
Photo of Joe Oudin Joseph Oudin

Senior Faculty Specialist

Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Researcher, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Madeline Romm Madeline Romm

Researcher/Project Manager, START

Researcher University of Maryland
Sheehan Kane

Researcher/Data Collection Manager, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Jacob Loewner

Researcher, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw

Researcher, Political Science/International Relations

Investigator Stanford University
Devin Ellis

Researcher, ARLIS

Former Investigator University of Maryland
Ron Capps

Researcher & Simulation Developer, ICONS Project, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Brian Wingenroth

Research Software Architect, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Karina Panyan

Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database (GTD), START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Ralph Mershon Professor of Human Security and Professor of Sociology 

Investigator The Ohio State University
Elizabeth Yates

Radicalization and Disengagement (RaD) Researcher, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Salma Bouziani

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Markus Binder

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Liberty Day, START Liberty Day

Program Director for Education and Training

Staff University of Maryland
Joshua Freilich

Professor

Investigator John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Ramon F. Brena

Professor

Researcher Tecnologico de Monterrey
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley

Professor of Psychology

Investigator Bryn Mawr College

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