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:

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Namesort descending Job Title Role Institution
Sarah Spalding Former Researcher
Scott H. Decker Former Researcher
Sean Doody Sean Doody

Senior Researcher, START

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Shanaka Jayasekara

Lecturer and OUA Academic Coordinator

Former Researcher Macquarie University
Sharad Joshi Former Investigator
Sharif Ceesay

Program Coordinator

Staff University of Maryland
Shawn Flanigan Former Investigator
Sheehan Kane

Researcher/Data Collection Manager, START

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Shira Fishman Former Investigator
Sophia Moskalenko

Postdoctoral Research Fellow for START

Investigator Bryn Mawr College
Stanley Presser Former Researcher
Stephanie Amobi

Accounting Associate

Staff University of Maryland
Stephanie Madden Former Researcher
Stevan Weine Stevan Weine

Professor of Psychiatry

Investigator University of Illinois at Chicago
Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Steven Chermak Steven Chermak

Associate Professor of Criminology

Investigator Michigan State University
Steven Kull Former Investigator
Sue-Ming Yang Former Investigator
Susan Cutter Former Investigator
Susan Jones Former Investigator
Susan Szmania Former Researcher
Tara Kirk Sell Former Investigator
Ted Robert Gurr Former Investigator
Terence Thornberry Former Investigator
Thomas Guarrieri

Director of Undergraduate Studies

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

Researcher, Staff University of Maryland

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