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, Executive Director / 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 University at Albany, State University of New York
Amy Adamczyk Former Investigator
Stephanie Amobi

Accounting Associate

Staff University of Maryland
Enrique Arias Former Investigator
Bryan Arva

Researcher, GTD

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

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

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

Affiliate Assistant Professor, START

Investigator University of Maryland
Blessing Awe

Human Resources Coordinator, START

Staff University of Maryland
Jeremy Backstrom Former Researcher
Jeffrey Bale Former Investigator
Hamilton Bean Former Investigator
Brandon Behlendorf Brandon Behlendorf

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

Investigator University at Albany, State University of New York
Roberta Belli Former Investigator
Alejandro Beutel Former Researcher
Vicki Bier Former Investigator
Markus Binder

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Johanna Birnir Former Investigator
Bidisha Biswas Former Investigator Western Washington University
Beth Blake

Web Developer, ICONS Project

Staff University of Maryland
Linda Bourque Former Investigator
Salma Bouziani

Project Manager/Researcher, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Ann Bowman Former Investigator
Marcus A. Boyd

Senior Researcher, GIS, START

Director, Graduate Studies, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Jarret Brachman Former Researcher

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