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
Sophia Moskalenko

Postdoctoral Research Fellow for START

Investigator Bryn Mawr College
Stanley Presser Former Researcher
Stephanie Amobi

Accounting Associate

Staff University of Maryland
Stephanie Madden Former Researcher
Stevan Weine Stevan Weine

Professor of Psychiatry

Investigator University of Illinois at Chicago
Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Steven Chermak Steven Chermak

Associate Professor of Criminology

Investigator Michigan State University
Steven Kull Former Investigator
Sue-Ming Yang Former Investigator
Susan Cutter Former Investigator
Susan Jones Former Investigator
Susan Szmania Former Researcher
Tara Kirk Sell Former Investigator
Ted Robert Gurr Former Investigator
Terence Thornberry Former Investigator
Thomas Guarrieri

Director of Undergraduate Studies

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

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Tunde Oyinloye Former Researcher
Tyler A. Clark

Junior Researcher, UWT

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Tyler Page Former Researcher
Vera Mironova

Visiting Fellow

Researcher Harvard University
Vicki Bier Former Investigator
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

Investigator University at Albany, State University of New York
Photo of William Braniff William Braniff

Department Chair, START Director

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)

International Advisory Board, Hedayah Center

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
William Parkin

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Researcher Seattle University
Yan Jin Former Researcher

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