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About Donald Berecz (Emeritus)

Awarded Emeritus status in 2022.

Don Berecz joined the faculty of Georgia Southern University in 2007, as the director of the Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business. He had previously served 23 years as a special agent with the FBI. He was agency-certified as a financial investigator, police instructor, and polygraph examiner. During his career he was assigned to the Seattle, Illinois, and Washington, DC, field offices. He was responsible for a wide variety of criminal investigations, and also participated in undercover operations, foreign counterintelligence matters, and recruiting for the FBI.

Mr. Berecz is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI).  He is a licensed and practicing polygraph examiner. He is active in numerous professional organizations to include the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the American Association of Police Polygraphists, and the International Association of Interviewers.


Present Emeritus Faculty, Georgia Southern University Parker College of Business, Emeriti, Retired, and In Memoriam

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Invited to become an advisory board member for the International Association of Interviewers (first board member from an institution of higher education) (May 13)
  • Attained certification as a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) (September 12)


  • Forensic Interview & Interrogation (ACCT 4663)
  • White Collar Crime (LSTD 3660)
  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 2101)

Contact Information

PO Box 8141
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-0259
Office: CEIT 3110