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
Stanley Presser Former Researcher
David C. Pyrooz Former Investigator
Jillian Quigley Former Researcher
Kieran Quinlan Former Researcher
Magnus Ranstorp Former Investigator
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer

Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy

Investigator University at Albany, State University of New York
Jessica Rivinius Jessica Rivinius

Director of News and Media Relations

Former Researcher Miami University
Paxton Roberts Former Researcher
Holly Roberts

Affiliated Faculty, Strategic Communications Lead at Akoya

Former Investigator
Madeline Romm Madeline Romm

Researcher/Project Manager, START

Researcher University of Maryland
Megan Rutter

Junior Researcher, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Aaron Safer-Lichtenstein

Analyst, Government Accountability Office

 

Researcher
Nil Satana Former Investigator
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships

Former Investigator University of Maryland
Elizabet Petrun Sayers Former Investigator
Monica Schoch-Spana Former Investigator
Ingrid Schulz Former Researcher
Tara Kirk Sell Former Investigator
Kathleen Sherrieb Former Researcher
Peter Simi

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Director, Earl Babbie Research Center

Investigator Chapman University
Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Rashmi Singh Former Investigator
Kathleen Smarick Former Investigator
Brent Smith Brent Smith

Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Director of Terrorism Research Center (TRC) in Fulbright College

Investigator University of Arkansas
Sarah Spalding Former Researcher

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