Converus Advisory Board
Bringing a Wealth of Industry Experience to the Table
As practitioners and scientists, the Converus Advisory Board members are authorities in their respective vocations and add decades of experience and knowledge to the team.
Don Krapohl is one of the world’s leading experts on credibility assessment. He’s currently the Director of Educational Services for Capital Center for Credibility Assessment, a company that provides services to the U.S. federal government. Previously, Don was a Special Assistant to the Chief at the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCAA) and was a longtime editor of the American Polygraph Association quarterly publication, “Polygraph.” He also co-authored the 2015 book, “Fundamentals of Polygraph Practice.” He’s an expert in criminal justice, internal investigations, criminal investigations, interrogation, expert testimony and more.
Krapohl holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan.
Charles Honts, Ph.D., is internationally recognized as one of the world’s top experts on credibility assessment — especially regarding interrogation and false confessions. He’s published and/or presented more than 300 scientific papers on deception detection and was co-editor (along with Converus Science Team members Drs. John Kircher and David Raskin) on the 2014 book, “Credibility Assessment.” Dr. Honts, a trained polygraph examiner, has also given expert testimony on interrogation and false confession, eyewitness identification, and the forensic interviewing of children in courts worldwide more than 100 times. In addition, he’s delivered lectures internationally.
He’s currently a professor of psychology at Boise State University. His research focuses on credibility assessment with adults and children and on confession and false confession phenomena. He also maintains a private consulting practice. Dr. Honts previously worked for the Department of Defense as a research team leader, taught at University of North Dakota, and served as president of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. Honts received his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Utah.
Darryl Bullens has worked in polygraph since 2001 and has conducted more than 8,000 criminal or governmental polygraph examinations. He’s the CEO of San Diego-based Forensic Technologies and former president of the California Association of Polygraph Examiners. His company conducts polygraph examinations and digital forensic investigations for governmental agencies, attorneys and private citizens. In addition, he regularly serves an an expert witness in state and federal courts. Darryl has specialized training in MAC Forensic Analysis, Advanced Smartphone Forensics, Windows Forensic Analysis, Advanced JTAG Mobile Device Forensics, Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst, Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator, Cell Phone Technology & Forensic Data Recovery Certification, and more.
Previously he was a special agent for the Virginia State Police and a state trooper for the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Darryl has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies from National University in San Diego, California and an Associate of Science in Criminology from Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tennessee.
Pamela Meyer quickly rose to prominence in the deception detection world, first with her 2010 best-selling book, “Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception,” followed by her 2011 TED talk, “How to Spot a Liar,” which now has nearly 16 million views and is one of the 20 most popular TED talks of all time. She is CEO of Calibrate, a consultancy that trains financial institutions, insurance providers, law firms and human resource professionals worldwide on inside threat mitigation, verbal and non-verbal cues to deception, facial micro-expression interpretation, advanced interrogation techniques, and information elicitation. She has extensive training in the use of visual cues and psychology of detect deception. Her mission is to help people become more accurate at finding the truth.
Today, Pam speaks globally on deception detection, inside threats, ethics and negotiation. She has been featured on many media outlets, including NPR, CNN, CNBC, ABC and in Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, the New York Post and Harvard Business Review. She also writes regularly for The Huffington Post and her blog, liespotting.com. Pam holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard, a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate School, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Jayson Ahern, an expert in homeland and border security management, is the newest member of the Converus Advisory Board. As a 33-year law enforcement professional and the former acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Department of Homeland Security, Ahern was responsible for securing, managing and controlling our nation’s borders.
Ahern is currently a principal and head of security services at The Chertoff Group, a Washington, D.C.-based global advisory firm focused on security and risk management. In this role, he advises clients on a broad range of issues including homeland and border security management, global commerce and supply chain security, critical infrastructure protection, risk management, and strategic planning and implementation.
Converus (“with truth”) provides scientifically validated credibility assessment technologies that help protect countries, corporations and communities from corruption, crime and threats.