Georgia Southern University Professor Requires Membership in the International Association of Interviewers

Nov 05, 2013, 10:38 ET from International Association of Interviewers

CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Southern University (GSU) professor Don Berecz, CPA, CFE, and former Director of the Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting Programs, is requiring his students to join the International Association of Interviewers (IAI) due to its highly valuable and educational web-based content. 

The IAI web content contains educational resources for those practicing the art of interviewing and interrogation.  Resources include the rationalization matrix, interview mapping, legal updates, podcasts, book reviews, blogs and much more. 

Berecz teaches "White Collar Crime" and "Forensic Interviews and Interrogation" courses in which his students use the text Practical Aspects of Interviewing and Interrogation by David Zulawski and Doug Wicklander of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc.  Berecz decided to incorporate the innovative Wicklander-Zulawski method of interview and interrogation into his course work after recognizing its powerful application to fraud investigation.

"My experience in law enforcement training included a simple rule – find what works, then use it and share it," said Berecz, a retired FBI agent who spent 23 years investigating fraud before concluding his career as a polygraph examiner.

Berecz joined the IAI's Advisory Board this year.  IAI's Advisory Board is tasked with providing input on the direction and status of the CFI program and strategic initiatives of IAI. 

"I am greatly anticipating the next Elite Training Day event and my first IAI Advisory Board meeting," said Berecz, "It will be great to get involved with IAI's practitioners, and I'm hoping to lead a training session for academia interested in developing courses for their own institutions."

Contact Berecz for more information on the benefits of the IAI website and how he involves his students at, (912) 478-0259.  Or visit for more information about their programs.  Congratulations to the first group of students from Georgia Southern University to join IAI.

For more information on Associate (student) membership within IAI or the Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) program, please visit us at contact Jen Zeigler, Executive Coordinator at (800) 222-7789 ext.106 or via e-mail:

Contact: Bill Pawlucy, CAE, Executive Director
International Association of Interviewers
(651) 236-0901

SOURCE International Association of Interviewers