TALE Leadership Circle

TALE Leadership Circle is a group of international leaders in fields which affect forensic linguistics. Our members are distinguished thought leaders who are able to guide the direction and development of TALE. Their characters demonstrate a willingness to serve the field, to improve the field of forensic linguistics and to devote time to both intellectual pursuits and practical solutions. 

Carole E Chaski, PhD (ex officio)
Executive Director, Institute for Linguistic Evidence, ALIAS Technology LLC, Georgetown, DE

Melissa Wright, MA (ex officio)
Managing Director, Institute for Linguistic Evidence

North America

Aaron Denbo, MA
Counter Fraud Academy

Timothy Habick, PhD
President, Reasoning Inc

Maj. Joshua M Toman, Esq
Attorney at Law

Angela Almela Sanchez-Lafuente, PhD
Director of Research, Institute for Linguistic Evidence
Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Victoria Gullen Nieto, PhD
Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Prof Dr Dieter A Stein, PhD
Universitat Heinrich Heine
Universitat Disseldorf
Max Planck Society

Seung-Man Kang, PhD
Chungbuk National University, Cheonji, Korea

Wang Hong, MA
National Police University of China
Shenyang, China

Zhang Luping
China University of Political Science and Law
Beijing, China

Founding Members

  • Sgt. Larry Barksdale, MA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • Bruce Breon, JD PhD, Lockheed Martin, Washington, DC
  • Carole E Chaski, PhD, ALIAS Technology LLC, Georgetown, DE
  • Seung-Man Kang, PhD, Chungbuk National University, Chungbuk, South Korea
  • Samina A. Khan, MS, University of AJK, Pakistan
  • Helen Larsen, Esq., LEAP, Alexandria, VA