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, Research Director, 301-405-6821, apate@umd.edu

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Name Job Titlesort descending Role Institution
Tricia Bacon

Assistant Professor, American University

Non-Resident Fellow, Program on Extremism, George Washington University

Terrorism Research Awardee American University
Brandon Behlendorf Brandon Behlendorf

Assistant Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, SUNY Albany

Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
Jeremy Backstrom

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations

Research Affiliate Widener University
Hamilton Bean Hamilton Bean

Assistant Professor

Investigator University of Colorado Denver
Linda Bourque

Associate Director of the Center for Public Health and Disasters and Associate Director of the Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of California, Los Angeles
Johanna Birnir Johanna Birnir

Associate Professor of Government and Politics

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Risa Brooks

Associate Professor of Political Science

Investigator, Research Affiliate Marquette University
Jarret Brachman

Associate Research Fellow

Investigator, Research Affiliate North Dakota State University
Richard D. Brecht

Co-Director, American Councils Research Center, American Councils for International Education

Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland

Investigator University of Maryland
Jeffrey Bale

Director of Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program / Associate Professor of International Policy Studies

Investigator, Research Affiliate Monterey Institute of International Studies
Photo of William Braniff William Braniff

Director, START

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

Editorial Board, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Alejandro Beutel

Independent Research Scholar

Research Affiliate None
Kurt Braddock

Post-doctoral teaching fellow

Terrorism Research Awardee Pennsylvania State University
Ann Bowman Ann Bowman

Professor of Government and Public Service

Investigator, Research Affiliate Texas A&M University
Ronald Breiger Ronald Breiger

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Arizona
Vicki Bier

Professor 

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Wisconsin - Madison
Bidisha Biswas

Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate Western Washington University
Ramon F. Brena

Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate Tecnologico de Monterrey
Salma Bouziani

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Markus Binder

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Roberta Belli

Security Information Analyst, United Nations Department of Safety and Security

Investigator, Research Affiliate United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Marcus A. Boyd

Senior Researcher, GIS, START

Director, Graduate Studies, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Beth Blake

Web Developer, ICONS Project

Staff University of Maryland