R. Edward Geiselman


Professor Emeritus
Ph.D.: (Ohio University); MS (Ohio University); BS (Purdue University)
Primary Area: Interdisciplinary
Email: geiselma@psych.ucla.edu

Research and Teaching Interests:

Edward Geiselman (Professor Emeritus) – received his Bachelors degree in Psychology from Purdue University, his Masters degree in Experimental Psychology from Ohio University, and his Ph.D. degree in Experimental Psychology from Ohio University in 1976. He has been a member of the regular faculty at UCLA continuously since 1979.

Professor Geiselman’s current programs include interviewing witnesses and victims of crime, eliciting and detecting deception, the Cognitive Interview (CI) and the Cognitive Interview for Suspects (CIS), use of force investigations, and factors affecting eyewitness recollections.  He has published 115 research articles and book chapters with an emphasis on the retrieval of memories.  He is the co-author of “Memory Enhancement Techniques for Investigative Interviewing: The Cognitive Interview” and he is the editor of “The Psychology of Murder” and “Intersections of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Law” (Vols 1, 2, 3).  He has served as a consultant to federal, state, and local law-enforcement agencies by conducting field training classess to enhance investigator interviewing skills and by conducting investigative interviews of actual victims and witnesses of crime in cold cases.  Professor Geiselman is a member of ILEETA — he teaches classes for host police departments and government agencies upon request toward implementing good-practice interviewing techniques to maximize witness recall and preserve accuracy.  He also has served as an expert witness in both federal and state courts on issues related to memory recall and recognition.

Curriculum Vitae