Patricia Siegel

Ms. Patricia Siegel

23 South Drive
Great Neck , NY 11021
Office: 516-487-5287

Introduction

Patricia Siegel is a certified forensics document examiner with over 30 years experience, specializing in handwriting, signatures and altered documents. She has qualified as an expert in Federal, New York and New Jersey courts and is a former college faculty member at The New School for Social Research.

She has a BA from Cornell University, an MA from New York University and studied the Psychology of Handwriting, Handwriting Identification and Forensic Expertise at the New School for Social Research for five years.

She has presented at national and international conferences, and her publications appear in six languages.


Areas of Expertise

  • Document Examination
  • Handwriting

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Education
• New School for Social Research, New York, five years study in the Psychology of Handwriting
and Handwriting Identification, Forensic Expertise
• New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, M.A. Scholar
• Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, B.S.

Certifications and Memberships
• Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners, Certified Document Examiner, since 2013
• International Association of Document Examiners, Certified Document Examiner, 2015
• National Association of Document Examiners, Associate Member, since 2011
• American Board of Forensic Examiners: Diplomate 1996; Life Fellow
• New School for Social Research, certified by the instructors in the Psychology of Handwriting, Forensic Expertise, 1975
• President, The American Society of Professional Graphologists


Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Instructor
• Faculty member, New School for Social Research (renamed New School University), New York, 1978-1995, co-instructor of eight accredited courses in the psychology of handwriting and handwriting identification, forensic expertise.

Publications, Lectures, Special Consultations:
Consulting reader: Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1986-present.

Signature Identification, from Pen Stroke to Brush Stroke, The Expert versus the Object, Ronald Spencer, editor, Oxford University Press, 2004;
Spanish edition, El Experto Frente al Objeto, Marcial Pons, Madrid, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, 2011.

Case Study: Handwritten Confessions in a Murder Trial, Journal of the National Association of Document Examiners, Vol. 31, Spring 2013; Case Study: Confessions in a Murder Trial, presentation, National Association of Document Examiners, Montreal, Canada, May 2011;
Presentation, The Institute of Forensic Graphology, Mesagne, Italy, Sept. 2010.

Letter to the Editor, New York Times Science Section, June 10, 2014, responding to What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades, June 3, 2014.

Use of Diagramming in Handwriting Identification, presentation, National Association of Document Examiners, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 2014.

Handwriting Identification, three-day seminar, Israeli Society for Scientific Graphology, Tel Aviv,
Israel, May 2001.
Handwriting Identification Workshop, The American Society of Professional Graphologists, New York, NY, November 2003.

The Faces of Criminality as Seen in Handwriting, presentation, The American Society of Professional Graphologists, New York, October 2011.

Exploring Handwriting Dynamics through Case Studies, AHAF-AAHA Online Conference, March 2015.

Personality Assessment System and Handwriting,
Presentation, British Institute of Graphologists, Beaconsfied, England, published in The British Institute of Graphologists, Proceedings of the Tenth British Symposium of Graphology, Oct. 2011;
Presentation, British Academy of Graphology, London, March 2012;
Published in German in Angewandte Graphologie und Personlichkeits-Diagnostik, Jahrgang 61,
Heft 2, Aug. 2013, and Jahrgang 61, Heft 3, Dec. 2013.

Motivation and Temperament, workshop, The American Society of Professional Graphologists,
New York, NY, October 2009;
Presentation, The British Academy of Graphology, London, May 2010;
Presentation, AAHA/AHAF Conference, Hillside, Il, July 2012.

Successful Women: Graphological Perspectives, presentation, Deutscher Graphologentag,
Munich, Germany, Oct. 2013; Published, Angewandte Graphologie und Personlichkeits-Diagnostik, Jahrgang 62, Heft 1, Apr. 2014; The Journal of the British Academy of Graphology, May 2015;
Successful Women Explored Through Their Handwritings, published lecture, British Institute of Graphology, 8th Symposium, St. Anne’s College, Oxford University;
Presentation, September 2005; The British Academy of Graphology, London, May 2010.
Women of the World, presentation, The American Society of Professional Graphologists,
New York, May 2013.
Women Who Achieve – What Motivates Their Success, teleconference, Coalition of Handwriting Analysts International, December 2007;

The Expert Witness, panelist, Nassau Academy of Law, Nassau Bar Association, October 1997.
Document Analysis, lecture, Nassau Academy of Law, Nassau Bar Association, November 1995.

Use of Diagramming and the Graphological Perspective in Handwriting Identification, lecture, Graphological Expertise in the Third Millennium, Intl. Meeting, Florence, Italy, December 1999.

Value of Graphological Training for the Handwriting Identification Expert, The Scientific Journal of the International Association of Document Examiners, Vol.1 Spring 2015; reprinted from The Journal of the American Society of Professional Graphologists, Vol. IV, 1995/96; presentation, February 1994.

American Print and Cursive Writing, Changing Faces of the Individual, Graphology Across Cultures, Dafna Yalon, editor, The British Institute of Graphology, 2003;
Presentation, Israeli Society of Scientific Graphology, Tel Aviv, May 2001;
Presentation, AAHA/AHAF Conference, Tampa, FL, July 2004.

American Printed Handwriting, presentation, International Congress of Graphology, Paris, March 1997; Published in Spanish for GRAMMA, July, 1997;
Published in French for La Graphologie, October, 1997;
Published, Journal of the American Society for Professional Graphologists, Vol. V, 1999.

Interpretation of the Star-Wave Test, co-presenter, AAHA/AHAF Convention, July 2014.
The Star-Wave Test, presentation, Bellevue Hospital Center, January 2003;
The Star-Wave Test, Handwriting and Expressive Art Media, Providing Awareness of Preadolescent Development, co-presentation, published, Fourth International Conference, Florence, Italy, March 2009; Published, Journal of the British Academy of Graphology, May 2009;
Published in German, Angewandte Graphologie Und Personlichkeits-Diagnostik, Jahrgang 58,
Heft 3, December 2010;
Star-Wave Tests and Handwriting of Fifth Graders, presentation, published, British Institute of Graphology, 6th Symposium, Wadham College, Oxford University, September 1999.

Mythological Typologies Expressed in Handwriting: Adding to the Gestalt,” presentation, AAHA/AHAF Conference, Tucson, Arizona, 2005

Left-Handed Writings, presentation, World Congress of Graphology, London, October 1995
Presentation, Israeli Society for Scientific Graphology, May, 2001;
Published in Graphology (Journal of the British Academy of Graphology), January 1996, #35;
Published in Italian for Perizie Su Scritture, October 1999;
Evaluation of the Left-handed Writer, Journal of the American Society of Professional Graphologists, Fall 1989, Vol I;
American Left-handed Writings, chapter in Experiencing Graphology, Freund Publishing, London, 1988, presentation at Experiencing Graphology International Congress, Jerusalem, 1985.

Integrity and Handwriting, Practical and Theoretical Considerations, Journal of the American Society of Professional Graphologists, Autumn 1991, Vol. II, based on prior presentation, Nov. 1989.

Suicide: Graphological Perspectives, published in Graphology (Journal of the British Academy of Graphology), July, 1997, # 41;
Published presentation, Life Can Be Difficult: Graphological Perspectives, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Grafologie en Schriftexpertise Second International Congress of Graphology, The Hague, September 1996;
Published in Hebrew for Graphology (Israel's Society of Scientific Graphology) #10, Dec. 1999.

Alexithymia and the Split Brain from Graphological Signs, co-author, The Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 11, No. 3, September 1988;
Statistical Comparison, Split Brain vs. Normal Handwritings, presentation, American Society of Professional Graphologists, 1988.

Handwriting Analysts International, conducted weekend seminar, Cleveland, October 1987.
Additional lectures: New School Faculty Round Table, International Center of Photography, Pace University, Queens College.
Television / radio interviews: 1984, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2002.
Analyses presented in major magazines: 1982, 1984 and 1989.

References

References upon request.