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:

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Namesort descending Job Title Role Institution
Katherine Izsak Katherine Worboys Izsak

Academic Director, UMD College of Information (iSchool)

Investigator University of Maryland
Kathleen Deloughery Former Investigator
Kathleen Sherrieb Former Researcher
Kathleen Smarick Former Investigator
Kathleen Tierney Former Investigator
Katy Lindquist

Principal Research Scientist, NSI Inc.

Former Investigator
Kelly Damphousse Kelly Damphousse Former Investigator
Kevin Fitzpatrick Former Investigator
Kieran Quinlan Former Researcher
Kurt Braddock

Assistant Professor, American University

Researcher American University
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Ralph Mershon Professor of Human Security and Professor of Sociology 

Investigator The Ohio State University
Lauren Pinson Former Researcher
Liberty Day, START Liberty Day

Program Director for Education and Training

Staff University of Maryland
Linda Bourque Former Investigator
Lisa Keranen Former Investigator
Madeline Romm Madeline Romm

Researcher/Project Manager, START

Researcher University of Maryland
Magnus Ranstorp Former Investigator
Mansoor Moaddel Former Investigator
Manuela Caiani Former Researcher
Marcus A. Boyd

Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Director, START

Director of Graduate Studies, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Margaret Wilson

Affiliated Faculty, Course Director of the MSc in Forensic Psychology

Investigator University of Surrey (UK)
Mark Lichbach Former Investigator
Markus Binder

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw

Researcher, Political Science/International Relations

Investigator Stanford University
Mary Michael Former Researcher

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