Dr. Edward Geiselman, Ph.D.
Partnering Instructor

Edward Geiselman, Ph.D.


R. Edward Geiselman is the co-developer of the Cognitive Interview technique. He was a full Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, for 39 years. He has published over 120 research papers in social-science and police-science journals. He is the author of five books including The Psychology of Murder, Intersections of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Law (Volumes 1, 2, & 3), Eyewitness Expert Testimony, and Memory Enhancing Techniques for Investigative Interviewing: The Cognitive Interview. Professor Geiselman has conducted training and offered other consulting services for numerous investigative agencies including the FBI, Homeland Security, US Secret Service, US State Department, US Marshal’s Service, Georgia and Tennessee Bureaus of Investigation, Los Angeles, Boston, Albuquerque, Syracuse, and Grand Junction Police Departments, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Indiana and Louisiana State Police, Las Vegas Metro, Singapore Police Force, Texas Rangers, Health and Human Services, NTSB, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority, U.S. Marine Corps, Walter-Reed Army Hospital, Beta Healthcare Group, Black Hat, and Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption. He also has conducted investigative interviews for local police departments in ongoing cold-case Investigations and served as an expert on use-of-force incidents. Dr. Geiselman was awarded the Mary-Ellen McCormick award by the LASD in 2013 for his career contributions to the investigation of child abuse cases.