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
Aaron Safer-Lichtenstein

Graduate Assistant, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Nil Satana

Visiting Associate Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Monica Schoch-Spana Monica Schoch-Spana

Senior Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security

Investigator, Research Affiliate The Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Ingrid Schulz

Law Student

Research Affiliate Georgetown University
Tara Kirk Sell

Senior Associate

Investigator, Research Affiliate Johns Hopkins University
Grace Sewlall Grace Sewlall

Director of Finance, START

Staff University of Maryland
Kathleen Sherrieb

Associate Director of the National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research

Research Affiliate National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research
Peter Simi

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Director, Earl Babbie Research Center

Investigator, Research Affiliate Chapman University
Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Associate Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais
Kathleen Smarick Kathleen Smarick

Special Adviser to the Director, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Brent Smith Brent Smith

Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Director of Terrorism Research Center (TRC) in Fulbright College

Investigator University of Arkansas
Daniel Smith

Senior Research Specialist, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Sarah Spalding Sarah Spalding

Geospatial Data Manager, Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD), ArdentMC

Research Affiliate None
Dr. John Stevenson, START John Stevenson

Principal Research Scientist, NSI, Inc.

Investigator, Research Affiliate None
Brandon Sullivan Brandon Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Research Affiliate, Terrorism Research Awardee Michigan State University
Jeannette Sutton

Director, Risk and Disaster Communication Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

Research Affiliate University of Kentucky
Susan Szmania

Research Affiliate, START

Research Affiliate University of Maryland