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, 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
Erik Dahl Erik Dahl

Associate Professor of National Security Affairs

Investigator, Research Affiliate Naval Postgraduate School
Kelly Damphousse Kelly Damphousse Former Investigator
Cory Davenport Cory Davenport

Research Scientist, SAIC

Research Affiliate
Liberty Day, START Liberty Day

Assistant Director of Training

Staff University of Maryland
Scott H. Decker

Foundation Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate Arizona State University
Donatella della Porta

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate European University Institute
Kathleen Deloughery Former Investigator
Michael Distler

Senior Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Rebecca (Becca) Earnhardt

PhD student

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Michael Egnoto

Affiliated Researcher, START

Investigator
Devin Ellis

Policy & Research Program Director, ICONS Project

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Max Erdemandi

Faculty Specialist

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Benjamin Evans

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Nina Fefferman

Assistant Professor, Depts. of Mathematics & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Sarah Fishering Sarah Fishering

Research Transition Manager, START

Staff University of Maryland
Shira Fishman

Faculty, Leadership Psychology and Clinical Psychology

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Terrorism Research Awardee William James College
Kevin Fitzpatrick

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Arkansas
Shawn Flanigan Shawn Flanigan

Professor of Public Affairs

Investigator, Research Affiliate San Diego State University
Frank Foley

Senior Lecturer

Research Affiliate, Terrorism Research Awardee King's College
Julia Fraustino, START Julia Fraustino

Assistant Professor

Research Affiliate West Virginia University
Joshua Freilich

Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Daniella Fridl Former Researcher
Sara Gallagher

Senior Consultant and Data Analyst, BayFirst Solutions

Research Affiliate
Michele Gelfand Michele Gelfand

Professor of Psychology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland

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