SEIFER HANDWRITING CONSULTANTS|
"Over 25 Years Experience"
Box 32 - Kingston, RI 02881 - Phone: (401) 294-2414
In New York: (516) 489-5353 - Facsimile: (401) 294-8429
||Forgery detection o Signature comparison o Disguised handwriting
Head Injury o Cross-examination consultation o Jury selection
||Connecticut Lawyers Group,University of Rhode Island Crime Lab,
RI Attorney General's Office, DHS Fraud Unit, Fleet National Bank
Public Defender's Office, Naval Undersea Warfare US Navy
||Civil, Criminal, Federal and Superior Court, Grand Jury
||Neurophysiological investigation for medical doctors at UCLA and University of Chicago
||Lawyer's Weekly, RI Bar Journal, Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Graphological Sciences. Articles translated into three languages
|Lectures & Seminars:
||United Nations, Cambridge University & Oxford University, England; University of British Columbia, Canada; Long Island University, CCNY, West Point Military Academy, Smithsonian Institute, Cranbrook Retreat. Also: Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Santa Fe, Jerusalem, Zagreb.
||The Washington Post, The Economist, RI Monthly, Narragansett Times, Cosmopolitan, New York Times, Scientific American
|Training & Certification:
||Five semesters of Graphology and Questioned Documents -- New School For Social Research, NYC, NY
||American Society of Professional Graphologists (Board member)
American College of Forensic Examiners (Fellow, Board certified)
National Society for Graphology
||Marquis' Who's Who in America
Marquis' Who's Who in the World
||Journal of the American Society of Professional Graphologists
||Marc J. Seifer: Ph.D. Saybrook Institute, M.A. University
of Chicago, B.A. University of Rhode Island
Adjunct Professor: Roger Williams University
MARC J. SEIFER, PH.D.
Box 32, Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: (401) 294-2414 Fax: 294-8429
Federal and State Courts, Civil, Bankruptcy and Criminal Court,
State Superior Court, also Grand Jury experience.
Court experience qualified in:
Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Texas.
Questioned Documents Expert Certified: New School For Social Research
SAMPLING OF CLIENTS
Laboratory of Criminological Sciences at University of Rhode Island; United Parcel Service; Shawmut Bank; Fleet National Bank; Chubb Group Insurance, Arbella Mutual Insurance Company, RI Board of Dentistry, Kent County Hospital, Warwick Police Department; Attorney General's Office, RI; Fraud Unit, Naval Undersea Warfare US Navy; The Lawyer's Group, CT.
National clients include attorneys from:
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York,
New Jersey, Washington DC, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, California.
Journal of the American Society of Professional Graphologists
American College of Forensic Examiners
OPINIONS GIVEN ON
Forged signatures, disputed wills, stolen credit cards, threatening & anonymous
notes, bankruptcy, immigration & marriage certificates, medical records
falsified insurance claims, real estate embezzlement, graffiti
typewriter identification, fax machine identification
machine copies versus originals, illegible writing
disguised handwriting, domestic violence,
multiple personality, property disputes
OFFICE & LABORATORY EQUIPMENT
RF Interscience Microscope, 6"X9" portable light box, Power Macintosh
Computer, Hewlett Packard ScanJet for scanning, duplicating &
enlarging, Pentax single lens camera, Sonagar close-up
lenses, measuring devices and gauges, Bausch & Lomb
magnifying glass, 5X aspheric loop and
12X jeweler's loop, darkroom facilities
|RESEARCH & EXPERIENCE
||Fraud Unit, DHS and Food Stamps, Department of Attorney General's Office, RI Topology for fraud cases recently investigated include disguise in handwriting by change of slant, handedness, capital letters, use of print-script instead of cursive, scribbling of exemplars, reduction of size, reversion to Palmer. Over 1000 handwritings involved in study.
||The Lawyer's Group, Waterbury, CT. $100,000,000 real estate scandal on Wall Street and in Connecticut involving numerous forgeries including free-hand forgeries, tracings and combinations thereof.
||British Institute of Graphology. Conscious, preconscious and unconscious determinants in handwriting. The least conscious aspects of a writing, such as beginning and ending strokes, use of diacritics, small interior loops, have implications for both branches of the field, for psychological assessment and separately for purposes of handwriting identification.
||Braintree Hospital, MA. Brain damage affects on handwriting in coma victim, head injury from car accidents. Handwriting samples analyzed before and after accident and during stages of recovery.
||University of California at Los Angeles. Neurophysiological investigation of the handwritings of split-brain (epileptic) patients for Warren TenHouten, Ph.D., and Joseph Bogen, MD. Separated these individuals from matches normal pairs on a blind basis by using an objective graphological scale.
||Saybrook Institute, San Francisco. Longitudinal study of 40 years of the handwriting of inventor Nikola Tesla. Discovered severe disruption of writing trail in 1906 samples which paired with possible nervous breakdown.
||National Society for Graphology, New York, NY. Questioned Documents Examination: Clifford Irving forgery and the Howard Hughes Mormon Will.
||Billings Hospital, University of Chicago. Muscle pathology and neurophysiological investigations of the handwritings of schizophrenics and normals for David Goode, MD, and Herbert Meltzer, MD. Successfully differentiated between two groups in blind study using objective handwriting measuring scale.
|SPECIALIZED TRAINING IN DOCUMENT EXAMINATION
||The Handwriting Expert and the Courtroom, Ruth Holmes, instructor, American Society of Professional Graphologists, New York, NY
||The Handwriting Expert and the Courtroom, Ruth Holmes, instructor, American Society of Professional Graphologists, New York, NY.
||The handwriting of serial killers. Patricia Siegel, M.A., instructor, Locust Valley, NY.
||Two-day seminar, questioned documents examination. The Institute of Graphological Sciences, TIGS Conference, Judith Housley instructor, Santa Fe, NM.
||Criminology Laboratory, University of Rhode Island. Questioned Documents Examiner for Dr. David DeFanti. Cases solved: bomb scare note, disguised handwriting of thief from fraternity (out of 45 possible handwritings), vandal's handwriting left on blackboard, scandalous note in police department, various forgeries. (Over 100 hours training.)
||Post graduate work in all phases of handwriting investigation at the New School for Social Research, New York, NY. Mentor: Professor Daniel Anthony, nationally known expert. Topics include: Handwriting and brain organization, unconscious determinants, questioned documents, laboratory techniques for determining forgeries, use of high magnification, microscope, transmitted light, measurement of significant variables, e.g., size, slant, spacing, pressure, design, details of fundamental structure. (Textbooks, qualifying tests; Over 250 hours training. Five semesters. Letter of certified expertise on file.)
|American College of Forensic Examiners (Fellow, Board certified)
American Society of Professional Graphologists (Board member)
American Association of Handwriting Analysts
National Society for Graphology
||Handwriting as a tool of investigation in analysis of historical figures. American Association of Handwriting Analysts, Hawaii.
||Quantitative analysis and statistical design, Roger Williams University
||Scientific document examination, Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, LLP, Foxwoods, CT.
||Handwriting and brain organization, Brandeis University, Boston, MA
||Disguise in handwriting and forgeries. American Society of Professional Graphologists, New York.
||Discussion of authenticity of Franklin Roosevelt's signature on a 1916 document on litigation on wireless communication when Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Press conference, United Nations.
||Questioned Documents. Two-hour seminar for police officers. Laboratory for Criminological Sciences. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.
||Conscious, Preconscious & Unconscious Determinants in Handwriting. British Institute of Graphology, Cambridge University, England.
||Brain Damage & Handwriting. American Association of Handwriting Analysts, Denver, CO.
||Forgery Detection, (Featured Speaker). Institute of Graphological Sciences, Santa Fe, NM.
||Neurological Organization of Fine Motor Control in Split-brain Epileptics. American Society of Professional Graphologists, Washington, DC (co-presenter).
||Handwriting and the Stages of Development. The British Institute of Graphology, Oxford University, England.
||Handwriting investigation and analysis of first person documents as a Tool in Biography; also Handwriting & brain organization. Council of Graphological Sciences. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
||The Neurophysiology of Handwriting. International Congress in Graphology, Jerusalem, Israel.
||Annual Speaker: National Society for Graphology, New York, NY. Topics: The signature, questioned documents, conscious, preconscious and unconscious determinants in handwriting, handwriting an brain organization, the epileptic split-brain writer, forgery detection
JOURNAL ARTICLES & CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Form Level. (2002) Journal of the American Society of Professional Graphologists, (accepted for publication).
Letter from Editor-in Chief. The Founding of the Journal. (1999) Journal of the American Society of Professional Graphologists, V, pp. 3-4.
High Stakes: The Gamble for the Howard Hughes Mormon Will. (Forensic analysis of the Mormon Will, Book review & commentary.) (1995/96) Journal of the American Society of Professional Graphologists, IV, pp. 111-128.
El Subconsciente en la Escritura. (6/1994) Gramma: revista de grafologia y ciencias humanas, V, 19, pp. 33-43, Madrid (translated into Spanish).
Graphology vs. the Questioned Documents Examiner. (10/1994) The Vanguard., p.5.
Conscious, Preconscious & Unconscious Determinants in Handwriting. (1993) Cathy Bryant, (Ed.) British Institute of Graphologists Tenth Anniversary Symposium Proceedings. Cambridge, England: BIG Press, pp. 23-51.
The Preconscious in Handwriting. (Fall 1989) Journal of the American Society of Professional Graphologists, I, pp. 63-80.
A History of Graphology. (1989) M. Westergaard (Ed.) Directory of Handwriting Analysts. Warren, MI: MW Press, pp. 1-14. (Also in 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988 editions.)
Disguise in Handwriting. (Dec. 1988) Rhode Island Bar Journal, pp. 23-24.
The Gamble of the Howard Hughes Mormon Will. (Dec. 1988) Lawyer's Weekly, pp. 9, 13.
Alexithymia & the Split Brain. (Sept. 1988) Psychiatric Clinics of North America, pp. 331 338 (co-author).
Handwriting & Brain Functioning. (1988) A. Carmi & S. Schneider (Eds.) Experiencing Graphology. London: Freund Publishing House, pp. 95-123.
The Preconscious in Handwriting. International Graphology Institute, Haifa, Israel, 1985. (Translated into Hebrew.)
Handwriting: A Measure of Muscle Tension in Schizophrenics and Normals. National Society for Graphology Newsletter, 1974. (Co-author, David Goode, MD.)
||The Howard Hughes Mormon Will, The History Channel, TV appearance.
||Rhode Island Monthly. Analyze This, feature article, June 2000, pp. 48-52, 103-106.
||Taunton Gazette. Reading Between the Lines, January 2, 1999, Section D, pp. 1-2.
||Scientific American. Book review of Wizard: The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla, April, pp. 108-111.
||Psychology: Principles & Applications by S. Worchel and R. Shebliske. New York, NY: Prentice Hall, Publishers (College psychology text), p. 431.
||Narragansett Times, The Forensic Document Examiner. November 3, p. 12.
||Washington Post, Nikola Who? Expert on Nikola Tesla and his handwriting, May 4.
||The Economist, Investigating Handwriting. June, p. 62.
||Ph.D. Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, CA.
||M.A. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Major: Psychology. Minor: Neurophysiology
||New School for Social Research, New York, NY
Major: Handwriting Investigation (5 semesters).
||School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
||B.S. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Major: Finance; Minor: Psychology
||Roger William University, Bristol, RI.
Psychology, Quantitative Analysis, Adjunct Faculty.
||Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA.
Satellite campuses, Attleboro, New Bedford, Fall River
Psychology Department, Adjunct Faculty.
||Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI.
Satellite campuses, Newport, Wakefield, Wickford, Westerly
Psychology Department, Adjunct Faculty.
||Providence College School of Continuing Education, Providence RI.
Interdisciplinary Department: Psychology & history, Dreams, Adjunct Faculty.
||Mass Bay Community College, Newton, MA.
||Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
||University of Rhode Island Summer School
ADDITIONAL LIST OF CLIENTS
Adams Drug Store, Providence, RI
Arbella Mutual Insurance Company
Attorney General's Office, Providence, RI
Chubb Group of Insurance, Boston, MA
Department of Human Services, Fraud Unit, Providence, RI
Deutsche Credit Corporation, Worcester, MA
Edmund Place Health Center, E. Providence, RI
Fields Point Waste Treatment Center, Providence, RI
Fleet Bank, Providence, RI
RI Board of Examiners in Dentistry
Health Management Consultants, Miami, FL
Kent County Hospital, Warwick, RI
Office of Rehabilitation Services, Providence, RI
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Law Offices of Ciccone, Coughlin, Waldman & Maritinous, Providence, RI
Law Offices of Green, Kahn, Piotrkowski, Miami, FL
Law Offices of Edwards & Angel
Law Offices of Haronian, Paquinn, Bramley & Harrington, Warwick, RI
Law Offices of Hines & Patz, Providence, RI
Law Offices of Jack Cicilline, Providence, RI
Law Offices of Lewiss & Baverle, Westerly, RI
Law Offices of McKinnon & Harwood
Law Offices of McDonald, Ferdinandi and Mastrati, Cranston, RI
Law Offices of McGovern, Noel and Benik
Law Offices of Medeiros & Sanford
Law Offices of Michaelson & Michaelson & Zurier, Providence, RI
Law Offices of Packer, O'Keefe, Olner & Olsen, Wickford, RI
Law Offices of Paul DiMaio, Providence, RI
Law Offices of Robert Mann
Law Offices of Robert T. Karns, Providence, RI
Law Offices of Thomas Chester, Providence, RI
Law Offices of Tillinghaus, Licht & Semonoff, Providence, RI
Law Offices of William Hardman III, Cranston, RI
Naval Undersea Warfare, US Navy, Newport, RI
Phoenix-Griffin Group, Providence, RI
South County Police Department, RI
Shaumut Bank, New London, CT
United Parcel Service, Providence, RI
Warwick Police Dept., Warwick, RI