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:

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Name Job Title Role Institution
Magnus Ranstorp

Research Director of the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies

Investigator, Research Affiliate Swedish National Defense College
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer

Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy

Investigator, Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
Jessica Rivinius Jessica Rivinius

Communications Director, START

Staff University of Maryland
Paxton Roberts

Research Associate and Geospatial Projects Manager, Terrorism Research Center

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Arkansas
Holly Roberts

Senior Communications Consultant, Enterprise Resource Performance Inc (ERPi)

Research Affiliate University of Maryland