Education & University

Education & Memberships in Professional Associations

University Level Education:

  • 2011 University of California at Irvine – Design of Experiments
  • 2008 – 2010 East Tennessee State University Department of Criminal Justice Graduate School Certificate in Forensic Document Examination
  • 2010 East Tennessee State University – Forensic Document Examination Practicum
  • 2009 East Tennessee State University – Questioned Document Examination
  • 2009 East Tennessee State University – Forensic Document Analysis
  • 2008 East Tennessee State University – Handwriting Identification
  • 2008 University of California at Riverside – Questioned Document Examination
  • 2004 – 2005 University of Denver – Master of Science Technology Management
  • 1979 – 1980 San Jose State University – Graduate studies in applied mathematics

Other coursework applicable to questioned document examination:

  • 2014 (3-part series) San Diego County Bar Association, Direct and Cross Examination Techniques, Stephen Wagner
  •  2013 (October 14) Print Process Identification, Hooke College, Westmont, IL.
  • 2012 (October 18) “A Hands-on Workshop to assist FDEs in understanding point-of-sale signatures” by Dr. Hans-Leo Teulings, Association of Forensic Documents Examiners Conference, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2012 (April 25) “Video Deposition Workshop” by Michael Jones, National Association of Document Examiners Conference, San Diego, CA
  • 2012 (April 26) “A hands-on workshop for working with digital images” by George Reis, National Association of Document Examiners Conference, San Diego, CA
  • 2012 (April 17) “The Graphical Approach, Another Way to Present Evidence” by Hon. William J. Howatt, Jr., San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2012 (March 20) “Family Law media
  • 2011 Paper, Ink and Print Process, Institute of Graphic Arts, Montreal, PQ Canada – 1 day
  • 2011 Theory and Skills using Infrared and Ultraviolet light by Emily Will – 2 days
  • 2010 Photoshop for Document Examiners by Gary Herbertson (former FBI trainer and author) – 2 days
  • 2010  “Costly and Fatal Mistakes Committed by Expert Witnesses During Video Deposition Proceedings” by Michael Jones, CEO of Digital Evidence Legal Video Services
  • 2010 “Determining common authorship amongst multiple simulated signatures based on the analysis of motor strategy” by Dr. Bryan Found, La Trobe University
  • 2006 Certified Quality Engineer Examination Preparation (40 hours) from American Society for Quality
  • 1983 – 1984 Course “Professional Graphology” American Handwriting Analysis Foundation
  • 1983 – Course “Questioned Document Examination” by Felix Klein

Professional Seminars & Conferences (2008-2015)

  • 2015 Conference Co-chair Forensic Expert Witness Association, San Diego, CA
  • 2014 Association of Forensic Document Examiners Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2014 Conference co-chair Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners Conference, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2013 Association of Forensic Document Examiners Conference, Lombard, IL
  • 2013 National Institute of Standards and Technology, “Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic
    Handwriting Conference”, Gaithersburg, MD
  • 2013 Forensic Expert Witness Association Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2012 Association of Forensic Document Examiners Conference, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2012 Conference Chair National Association of Document Examiners, San Diego, CA
  • 2011 World Congress for Forensics, Chongqing, China
  • 2011 National Association of Document Examiners Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 2010 Association of Forensic Document Examiners Conference, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2010 California Association of Handwriting Analysts seminar, Buena Park, CA
  • 2010 National Association of Document Examiners Conference, Portland, OR
  • 2010 Forensic Expert Witness Association Conference, La Jolla, CA
  • 2009 Association of Forensic Document Examiners Conference, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2009 National Association of Document Examiners Conference, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2009 California Association of Handwriting Analysts seminars, Buena Park, CA
  • 2008 Association of Forensic Document Examiners Conference, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2008 American Handwriting Analysis Foundation Conference, Chicago, IL

Professional Organizational Memberships:

  • National Association of Document Examiners (NADE) – Chair of the 2012 conference
  • Forensic Expert Witness Association – Past President of San Diego Chapter, Co-chair of 2015 National Conference
  • ASTM International
  • Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners (SAFE) Vice President
  • American Society for Quality (Senior Member)
  • Project Management Institute
  • National Speakers Association
  • Toastmasters International – Advanced Communicator Silver
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • American Handwriting Analysis Foundation