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

Last Names Starting With:

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Name Job Titlesort descending Role Institution
William Parkin

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate Seattle University
David C. Pyrooz

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado - Boulder

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Colorado
Brian Phillips Brian Phillips

Assistant Professor

Research Affiliate, Terrorism Research Awardee Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City
Elizabeth Petrun Elizabeth Petrun Sayers

Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist

Research Affiliate RAND Corporation
Stanley Presser

Distinguished University Professor of Sociology

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Amy Pate Amy Pate

Executive Director & Research Director, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Rose Pfefferbaum

Faculty Emeritus

Research Affiliate Maricopa County Community College
James A. Piazza

Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science

Research Affiliate Pennsylvania State University
Tyler Page

Ph.D. Candidate

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Lauren Pinson

Ph.D. Candidate

Research Affiliate Yale University
James Pennebaker James Pennebaker

Professor and Chair of Psychology Department

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Texas
Betty Pfefferbaum Betty Pfefferbaum

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Karina Panyan

Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database (GTD), START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland