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Don Berecz

Emeritus Senior Lecturer of Accounting


  • MBA, Western Illinois University, 1981
  • BBA, Western Illinois University, 1978

Areas of Specialization

  • Criminal Investigations
  • White Collar Crime
  • Fraud Examination
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Polygraph
  • Forensic Interviews & Interrogation


Don Berecz is senior lecturer emeritus in the Parker College of Business School of Accountancy. 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.

Office Location

CEIT 3110
Phone: 912-478-0259


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 12/19/2023