Dr. Steven McCornack ("Steve") is a UAB Professor and 3rd Degree Black Belt and is one of the world's leading authorities on deception and deception detection. He has published more than 30 scientific articles on deception, and in 2012-2013 worked directly with NSA (National Security Agency) interrogators in honing their deception skills. Steve's work examing how and why people lie is featured in the 2016 CNN Documentary, "The Science of Political Deception."
Steve has trained in five different styles of Karate since 1981, and has a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu, and Brown Belts in Okinawan Goju-Ryu and Japanese Goju-Kai. He regularly host self-defense workshops on the UAB Campus, targeted toward training women how to avoid, engage and escape from physically threatening encounters. A lifelong fiream enthusiast, Steve is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and a huge fan of Glock Pistols - Especially the .40 caliber Glock 23.