A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

Staff and Researchers


Staff and Researchers

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:

Gary LaFree, Director, 301-405-6600, infostart@start.umd.edu

William Braniff, Executive Director, 301-405-4022, braniff@start.umd.edu

The START headquarters staff list is below. This includes both administrative staff and researchers based at START. To see a complete list of Investigators (those who have served as Principal Investigators on START funded projects) and/or All Affiliated Researchers (both Principal Investigators and Other Researchers who have worked on START projects), change the selection in the "Role " drop down on the right.

Last Names Starting With:

A B C D F G H I J K L M N P R S T U V W Y Z
Name Job Title Role Institution
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman

Director, Special Projects Division, START; Acting Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology Program, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Brandon Behlendorf Brandon Behlendorf

Assistant Director for Research Development/Senior Researcher, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Markus Binder

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Ruth Bluestone Ruth Bluestone

GIS Analyst, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Salma Bouziani

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Marcus Boyd

START Senior Researcher, GIS

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
William Braniff William Braniff

Executive Director, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Eva Coll

START Internship Program Coordinator

Staff University of Maryland
Cory Davenport Cory Davenport

Senior Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Jacqueline DeVore Jacqueline DeVore

Education Coordinator, START

Staff University of Maryland
Eamon Diab Eamon Diab

IT Program Manager, START

Staff University of Maryland
Michael Distler

Graduate Assistant, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Sarah Fishering Sarah Fishering

Research Transition Manager, START

Staff University of Maryland
Paul Gallo

Project Manager/Researcher

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Andrew Godard Andrew Godard

Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Brandi Goff Brandi Goff

Administrative Assistant, START

Staff University of Maryland
Lauren Grosso

UWT Program Manager

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Omi Hodwitz

Graduate Assistant, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Emily Iarocci Emily Iarocci

Senior Researcher, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Katherine Izsak Katherine Worboys Izsak

Associate Director for Education, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Michelle Jacome Michelle Jacome

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Patrick James

Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Michael Jensen Michael Jensen

GTD Data Collection Manager, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Mila Jonns Mila Johns

Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Will Kammerer William Kammerer

Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland

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