Certification: Board of Forensic Document Examiners in 2003. The BFDE certification process is accredited by the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board. National Association of Document Examiners in 1997. Certified Fraudulent Document Examiner by AllRegs Academy in 2008.
Experience: Private practice for 22 years examining cases from North Carolina and 38 other states, as well as internationally. Accepted as an expert witness and testified in state civil and/or criminal courts in ten states, and in federal court; appointed by state and federal courts.
Proficiency: Forensic Testing Program - Document Examination - Collaborative Testing Services - Herndon, Virginia. Handwriting Identification Proficiency- Forensic Expertise Profiling Laboratory at Latrobe University in Australia. Results available upon request.
Professional Associations: - Member of the Association of Forensic Document Examiners (AFDE). - Member of the National Association of Document Examiners (NADE). - Member of the International Graphonomics Society - Member of the ASTM, International subcommittee E-30.02 on Questioned Documents - Director, Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board (FSAB)
Education: BS in Education - Syracuse University, 1969 MA in Counseling - Syracuse University, 1970
Training: Studied 1 1/2 years (1985-86) as a private student of Mr. Felix Klein Seminars in Printing Process Identification and Image Analysis for Forensic Examiners at Rochester Inst. of Technology in 2001 and 2002. Fundamentals of Microscopy for Forensic Document Examiners at the McCrone Institute College of Microscopy - August 24, 2005 Advanced Fraudulent Document Recognition, AllRegs Academy, August 21-23, 2008