Former FBI behaviorist plans Oct. 11 forensic-scie...

Former FBI behaviorist plans Oct. 11 forensic-science lecture

If anyone knows how to figure you out, it’s a former FBI agent.

Joe Navarro

Joe Navarro spent 25 years with the Bureau, specializing in counterintelligence and behavioral assessment, before beginning a second career as an expert on nonverbal communications. He’s bringing his expertise to MTSU on Tuesday, Oct. 11, to discuss “Forensic Use of Nonverbal Communications” as the fall 2011 speaker of the William M. Bass Legends in Forensic Science Lectureship.

Navarro’s free public lecture is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Tennessee Room of MTSU’s James Union Building. Co-sponsored by the University’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education, the series brings respected forensic-science experts to campus each fall and spring.

Navarro, best-selling author of What Every Body is Saying and Louder Than Words, is an adjunct professor at Saint Leo University and lectures at the Harvard Business School. He’s an international corporate consultant on body language and management practices, is often quoted in U.S. and international media, and teaches classes on “poker tells” at the World Series of Poker Academy.

Navarro will sign copies of his books after his lecture. MTSU’s Phillips Bookstore, located in the Keathley University Center, will sell the books before the Oct. 11 event as well as at the JUB that evening.

Navarro’s lecture is co-sponsored by the MTSU Distinguished Lecture Fund, Phillips Bookstore, the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the University College, the College of Mass Communication and the MTSU social work, psychology, sociology and anthropology, and biology departments.

For more information on the Oct. 11 lecture, please contact the FIRE offices at 615-494-7713 or visit Navarro’s website is