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
Scott H. Decker Former Researcher
Donatella della Porta Former Investigator
Kathleen Deloughery Former Investigator
Michael Distler Former Researcher
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Ralph Mershon Professor of Human Security and Professor of Sociology 

Investigator The Ohio State University
Rebecca (Becca) Earnhardt

PhD student

Research Associate, Stimson Center

Researcher University of Maryland
Michael Egnoto

Affiliated Faculty, Clinical Informaticist at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Investigator
Devin Ellis

Researcher, ARLIS

Former Investigator University of Maryland
Max Erdemandi

Ph.D. Student, Communication Science and Social Cognition

Former Researcher University of Maryland
Benjamin Evans

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Nina Fefferman Former Investigator
Shira Fishman Former Investigator
Kevin Fitzpatrick Former Investigator
Shawn Flanigan Former Investigator
Frank Foley Former Researcher
Julia Fraustino Former Researcher
Joshua Freilich

Professor

Investigator John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Daniella Fridl Former Researcher
Sara Gallagher Former Researcher
Michele Gelfand Former Investigator
Demis Glasford Former Investigator
Andrew Godard Former Researcher
Brandi Goff Brandi Goff

Instructional Designer, START

Staff University of Maryland
Jeff Gruenewald

Associate Professor and Director of the Terrorism Research Center, University of Arkansas

Investigator University of Arkansas
Thomas Guarrieri

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Assistant Research Scientist, Unconventional Weapons & Technology (UWT) Division, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland

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