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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Name Job Titlesort descending Role Institution
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
Arie Kruglanski

Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Investigator University of Maryland
Photo of Eva Coll Eva Coll

Experiential Education Specialist, START

Staff University of Maryland
Benjamin Evans

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Jonathan Wilkenfeld Jonathan Wilkenfeld

Founding Director, ICONS Project, START

Research Professor

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Gary LaFree

Founding Director, START; Chair, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Investigator University of Maryland
Marcus A. Boyd

Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Director, START

Director of Graduate Studies, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Samuel D. Henkin

Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Researcher, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Bo Jiang, START Bo Jiang

Graduate Research Assistant, START

Researcher University of Maryland
Erin MIller Erin Miller

GTD Program Manager, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Brandi Goff Brandi Goff

Instructional Designer, START

Staff University of Maryland
Megan Rutter

Junior Researcher, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Tyler A. Clark

Junior Researcher, UWT

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Alexandra Williams

Junior Researcher

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Shanaka Jayasekara

Lecturer and OUA Academic Coordinator

Former Researcher Macquarie University
Alejandro Beutel

Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Policy

Investigator
Michelle Jacome Michelle Jacome

Operations Officer on International Finance Cooperation at the World Bank

Researcher
Erin Copland

Outreach and Transition Specialist

Acting Communications Manager

 

Staff University of Maryland
Max Erdemandi

Ph.D. Student, Communication Science and Social Cognition

Former Researcher University of Maryland
Rebecca (Becca) Earnhardt

PhD student

Research Associate, Stimson Center

Researcher University of Maryland
Devin Ellis

Policy & Research Program Director, ICONS Project

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Sophia Moskalenko

Postdoctoral Research Fellow for START

Investigator Bryn Mawr College
Katy Lindquist

Principal Research Scientist, NSI Inc.

Former Investigator
Photo of Brooke Liu Brooke Liu

Professor of Communication and START Affiliated Faculty Member

Investigator University of Maryland
Prabhakar Misra Prabhakar Misra

Professor of Physics

Investigator Howard University

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