Nancy L. Zingrone has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology (Mundelein College), a Masters of Science in Education specializing in higher education with a teaching specialty in psychology (Northern Illinois University), was a doctoral candidate in History, with a focus on the histories of science and medicine (Duke University), and has a Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Edinburgh) where her dissertation utilized the methodologies of history and rhetoric of science, and discursive psychology.
She has conducted experimental ESP research, survey studies of psychic experiences, as well as an examination of texts in parapsychology from a science studies point of view.
Currently she is an Adjunct faculty member in the School of Psychology at Northcentral University, teaching undergraduate courses in psychology online. In addition she is an instructor for the Rhine Education Center.
Recently, Zingrone and her husband, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, have re-energized their consulting business offering a variety of publishing, research, translation, and online teaching services. Currently they are working on updating their main website, and their research website, with an aim towards data collection on a variety of exceptional experiences from their traditional interest in the out-of-body experience and apparitions, to a renewed interest in shared death experiences thanks to a grant from IANDs. They are also involved in a variety of online teaching activities related to the field including their new YouTube channel, Parapsychology Online; their teaching activities using the Virtual Classroom at www.WizIQ.com, and in the AZIRE Learning Center in the virtual world, Second Life.
Zingrone was the Director of Publications at the Parapsychology Foundation, the Executive Editor of theInternational Journal of Parapsychologyfrom 1999 through 2009 and an Assistant Professor of Research at the Division of Perceptual Studies in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia from 2003 to 2010. From 2010 through January of 2013, she was the Director of Academic and Administrative Affairs and a faculty member at Atlantic University.
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). Recently she joined the Board of Directors of the Association for Consciousness and Spirituality Studies to fill out the term of a retiring Board member.
Over her thirty year career in scientific parapsychology she has published papers alone and in collaboration with a number of colleagues. Her publications have appeared in theAustralian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the European Journal of Parapsychology,Imagination, Cognition and Personality, theJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease, theJournal of Parapsychology, theJournal of Scientific Exploration, and theJournal of the Society for Psychical Research, among other periodicals. In addition to chapters in Women and Parapsychology (New York: Parapsychology Foundation, 1994) andThe Handbook of Near-Death Experiences (Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2009), she has also published her doctoral dissertation, From Text to Self: Criticism and Response in the History of Parapsychology (Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010).