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
Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Associate Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais
Kathleen Smarick Kathleen Smarick

Special Adviser to the Director, START

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
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 Sarah Spalding

Research Associate

Research Affiliate
Dr. John Stevenson, START John Stevenson

Principal Research Scientist, NSI, Inc.

Investigator, Research Affiliate
Brandon A. Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Research Affiliate, Terrorism Research Awardee Indiana University Southeast
Jeannette Sutton

Director, Risk and Disaster Communication Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

Research Affiliate University of Kentucky
Susan Szmania

Research Affiliate, START

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Audrey Tetteh

ICONS Associate Director & Education Program Director

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Terence Thornberry

Professor of Crimimology and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Kathleen Tierney

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Colorado
Herbert Tinsley

Analyst, Government Accountability Office

Research Affiliate
Roger Tourangeau

Research Professor Emeritus

Research Affiliate University of Michigan
Monique Turner

Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health

Research Affiliate George Washington University
Bert Useem

Professor of Sociology

Investigator, Research Affiliate Purdue University
Elaine Vaughan

Researcher of Psychology/Social Psychology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of California, Irvine
Photo of Liz Wasden Liz Wasden

Undergraduate Education Coordinator, START

Staff University of Maryland
Rhyner Washburn

Cyber Intelligence Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Peter Weinberger Peter Weinberger

Technical Advisor, Resonance Global

Research Affiliate
Stevan Weine Stevan Weine

Professor of Psychiatry

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Illinois at Chicago
David Weisburd David Weisburd

Distinguished Professor and Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Investigator, Research Affiliate George Mason University
Princess White

Senior Program Manager, START

Staff University of Maryland
Jonathan Wilkenfeld Jonathan Wilkenfeld

Founding Director, ICONS Project, START

Research Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Margaret Wilson

Senior Lecturer of Psychology

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Surrey (UK)

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