A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

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
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Jeff Jeff Gruenewald Associate Professor and Director of the Terrorism Research Center, University of Arkansas Investigator University of Arkansas
anthony Lemieux Anthony Lemieux Associate Professor of Communication and Lead Researcher of the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Program Investigator Georgia State University
Steven Chermak Steven Chermak Associate Professor of Criminology Investigator Michigan State University
Asal_Victor Victor Asal Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration Investigator University at Albany, State University of New York
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy Investigator University at Albany, State University of New York
person-default Peter Simi Associate Professor, Chapman University
Director, Earl Babbie Research Center
Investigator Chapman University
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman Associate Professor, SUNY Albany Investigator University at Albany, State University of New York
Elizabeth Elizabeth Radziszewski Associate Research Scientist, START Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Arri Abarcar Arri Abarcar Business Services Specialist, START Staff University of Maryland
person-default Rhyner Washburn Cyber Intelligence Researcher, START Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Oudin Joseph Oudin Data Collection Manager
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Researcher, START
Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Koven Barnett S. Koven Data Science Manager, Deloitte Government & Public Services Former Investigator
Clark tyler Tyler A. Clark Data Scientist, Doctoral Student Former Researcher University of Maryland
Braniff William William Braniff Department Chair, START Director
Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland
Editorial Board, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague
Research Advisory Board, RESOLVE Network
Independent Advisory Committee (IAC), Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)
International Advisory Board, Hedayah Center
Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
JulieCallis Julie Callis Director of Administrative Services, START Staff University of Maryland
Gina_Ligon Gina Scott Ligon Director of National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE); Jack and Stephanie Koraleski Professor of Collaboration Science, UNO Investigator University of Nebraska Omaha
Rivinius Jessica Jessica Rivinius Director of News and Media Relations Former Researcher Miami University
person-default Nathan Meehan Director of Research and Development, Second Sight Training Systems, LLC Investigator Second Sight Training Systems, LLC
Sawyer John John Sawyer Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships Former Investigator University of Maryland
Guarrieri Thomas Guarrieri Director of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Research Scientist, Unconventional Weapons &
Technology (UWT) Division, START
Researcher, Staff University of Maryland
Sin_Steve Steve Sin Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness
Investigator, Staff 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
Arie Kruglanski Arie Kruglanski Distinguished Professor of Psychology Investigator University of Maryland
Coll_Eva Eva Coll Experiential Education Specialist, START Staff University of Maryland
person-default Benjamin Evans Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database, START Researcher, Staff University of Maryland