Joe Navarro Bio

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Joe Navarro worked 25 years as an FBI agent and supervisor in the area of counterintelligence and behavioral assessment. Navarro one of the founding members of FBI's Behavioral Analysis Program.

Navarro currently teaches behavioral analysis and nonverbal communications at FBI's Counterintelligence Division, and he consult to several state agencies, including the State Department, the Department of Energy and the National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program. He also on the adjunct faculty at the University of Tampa, Saint Leo's University, and the National College of District Attorneys.

In addition to teaching in the United States, Navarro has lectured throughout Europe and South America. He has published widely within the public sector, and has written the book “Advanced Interviewing Techniques” together with John Schafer. Navarros next project is a book entitled “Exploitable Weaknesses of Terrorist Organizations”.

Navarro met Annie Duke in a test of human lie detectors vs. machine lie detector while filming a Discovery Channel special entitled “More Than Human”. This made Navarro realize that his skills could be useful for poker players and in 2005 he tested his tell spotting proficiency at Phil Hellmuth's poker fantasy camp “Camp Hellmuth”. 

Navarro now holds poker seminars and has published one poker book and one video guide for poker:
Phil Hellmuth Presents Read 'Em and Reap: A Career FBI Agent's Guide to Decoding Poker Tells
Read 'Em and Reap: A Spy Catcher's Video Guide to Reading Tells