A Department of Homeland Security 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

Last Names Starting With:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Name Job Title Role Institution
Erik Dahl Erik Dahl

Associate Professor of National Security Affairs

Investigator, Research Affiliate Naval Postgraduate School
Kelly Damphousse Kelly Damphousse

Dean of the College of Arts and Science

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Oklahoma
Cory Davenport Cory Davenport

Research Scientist, SAIC

Research Affiliate n/a
Liberty Day, START Liberty Day

Assistant Director of Training

Staff University of Maryland
Scott H. Decker

Foundation Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate Arizona State University
Donatella della Porta

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate European University Institute
Kathleen Deloughery

Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy

Investigator, Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
Michael Distler

Senior Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland