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
Arri Abarcar

Business Services Specialist, START

Staff University of Maryland
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman

Associate Professor, SUNY Albany

Investigator, Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
Amy Adamczyk

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Stephanie Amobi

Administrative Assistant

Staff University of Maryland
Enrique Arias Enrique Arias

Assistant Professor of Government

Investigator, Research Affiliate John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Bryan Arva

Researcher, GTD

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

Investigator, Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
Anita Atwell Seate

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

Affiliate Assistant Professor, START

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Blessing Awe Blessing Awe

Human Resources Coordinator, START

Staff University of Maryland
Jeremy Backstrom

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations

Research Affiliate Widener University
Tricia Bacon

Assistant Professor, American University

Non-Resident Fellow, Program on Extremism, George Washington University

Terrorism Research Awardee American University
Jeffrey Bale

Director of Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program / Associate Professor of International Policy Studies

Investigator, Research Affiliate Monterey Institute of International Studies
Hamilton Bean Hamilton Bean

Assistant Professor

Investigator University of Colorado Denver
Brandon Behlendorf Brandon Behlendorf

Assistant Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, SUNY Albany

Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
Roberta Belli

Security Information Analyst, United Nations Department of Safety and Security

Investigator, Research Affiliate United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Alejandro Beutel

Senior Research Analyst

Investigator, Research Affiliate Southern Poverty Law Center
Vicki Bier

Professor 

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Wisconsin - Madison
Markus Binder

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Johanna Birnir Johanna Birnir

Associate Professor of Government and Politics

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Bidisha Biswas

Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate Western Washington University
Beth Blake

Web Developer, ICONS Project

Staff University of Maryland
Linda Bourque

Associate Director of the Center for Public Health and Disasters and Associate Director of the Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of California, Los Angeles
Salma Bouziani

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Ann Bowman Ann Bowman

Professor of Government and Public Service

Investigator, Research Affiliate Texas A&M University
Marcus A. Boyd

Senior Researcher, GIS, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland

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