Grant R. Sperry

ASQDE President - 2002-2004

Grant R. Sperry

Grant R. Sperry was the 27th President of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners.

He began his career in law enforcement in 1970 in the Military Police Corps. After performing duties as a military policeman, military working dog instructor, military police investigator, and while serving as a CID Special Agent, he applied and was accepted for training as a forensic document examiner at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory.

Mr. Sperry completed his two-year in-residence training as a forensic document examiner in 1980. As a forensic document examiner in the U.S. Army Crime Labs, he worked at the laboratory in Georgia and served as the Chief Document Examiner for the laboratory in Germany.

Grant Sperry retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years to take a position as a forensic document examiner with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service's (USPIS) forensic laboratory in Memphis.  He was with the USPIS laboratory as a forensic document examiner and manager until 2006.  Mr. Sperry is currently in private practice.

Prior to his election as President, Mr. Sperry served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Society.  He is credited with advancing the Society through the initiation of the Society's web site and the rendering of annual meeting papers to digital media. He has also served the Society as web editor, curator, program chairman, resource committee chairman, and Editor of the Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners.

Mr. Sperry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), past member of the Forensic Science Foundation's Board of Trustees, a member of the Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners.  In 1998, he received the AAFS QD Section's Ordway Hilton Award. In 2013, Mr. Sperry was the recipient of the Albert S. Osborn Award of Excellence in recognition of his many contributions to the ASQDE and the profession of forensic document examination. He is the author of a number of published articles and professional papers.