Nancy L. Zingrone

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"Nancy L. Zingrone has a PhD in psychology (University of Edinburgh), obtained doctoral candidacy in history (Duke University), an MSEd in community college education with a teaching specialty in psychology (Northern Illinois University), and a BA in psychology (Mundelein College). She has conducted experimental, historical and survey research and published widely in English, Spanish and Portuguese, mainly on the psychological characteristics of psychic experiencers, in such journals as the Australian Journal for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Imagination, Cognition and Personality, the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, as well as in the such parapsychological publications as the European Journal of Parapsychology, the Journal of Near-Death Studies, the Journal of Parapsychology, the Journal of Scientific Exploration, the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, and the Revista Argentina de Psicología Paranormal. She has received research grants from the Bial Foundation, the Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, the Parapsychology Foundation, the Parapsychological Association Research Endowment, the Perrott Warrick Fund, and the Society for Psychical Research, and was a co-recipient of Duke University’s Anne McDougall Award. A long-time consultant, employee and now volunteer of the Parapsychology Foundation, she remains the Director of Publications and Executive Editor of the International Journal of Parapsychology. Active with the Parapsychological Association for more than twenty years including two terms as President, she was a first a Research Fellow and then a Visiting Scholar and Summer Study Program instructor at the Rhine Research Center from 1982 through 1993. Currently, she holds a joint appointment, as the Director of Academic Affairs at Atlantic University and as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Science at the University of Virginia." [1]

"She is currently the Vice President of the Academy of Consciousness and Spirituality Studies, having served on the Board from June of 2014. From May of 2010 through March of 2014, she served on the Board of Directors for the Rhine Research Center. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Parapsychological Association from the mid-1990s through 2004, and was elected twice as President of the Parapsychological Association (in 2001-2002 and 2003-2004)." [1]

Married to Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado.


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  1. Rhine Research Center Board, organizational web page, accessed May 16, 2012.