Through curricular and experiential learning, START educates, mentors and trains the next generation of national security scholars and practitioners.

2013-14 Fellowships

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Marisa Porges, “Paths to Supporting Al Qaeda: Patters of Radicalization and Recruitment in Yemen and North Africa”

War Studies, King’s College London

Mentor: Gary Ackerman

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Melissa Janoske, “Building online communities after crises: Two case studies”

Communication, University of Maryland

Mentor: Brooke Liu

Daniel Harris, “Desisting from Hate: Emotional and Cognitive Markers of Former White Supremacists”

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Mentors: Gina Ligon & Pete Simi

Omi Hodwidz, “The utility of NGO interventions:  Influences on terrorist activity”

Criminology, University of Maryland

Mentor: Laura Dugan

Joseph DeLeeuw, “Examining Militias’ Use of the Internet: A Network Analysis of Militia Websites”

Indiana University Bloomington

Mentor: Joshua Freilich

Michael Jablonski, “Framing and Priming of Responses to Terror Events: Differential Responses of Journalists to Interpretative Manipulation of News Events”

Georgia State University

Mentor: Anthony Lemieux

Summer Jackson, “An Examination of Policy Shifts in Response to Terrorism”

University of Oklahoma

Mentor: Kelly Damphousse

Stephanie Madden, “A Cross-Case Analysis of Campus Emergency Notification Systems”

Communication, University of Maryland

Mentor: Hamilton Bean

Brandon Sullivan, “Describing the American Far-Right Criminal Anti-Tax Movement”

Michigan State University

Mentor: Steve Chermak

Joel Capellan, “The Smoking Gun: An Exploratory Study of Ideological Active Shooters in the U.S.”

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Mentor: Joshua Freilich

College Students

Undergraduate Students

  • Global Terrorism Studies Minor
  • Study Abroad
  • Online Courses
  • Internships

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Graduate Students

  • MPS in Security & Terrorism Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis
  • Study Abroad
  • Summer/Winter Courses
  • Internships

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Professional Development

  • MPS in Security & Terrorism Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis
  • Online Courses
  • Training


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