Nancy L. Zingrone has a Bachelor in Arts with Honors in Psychology (Mundelein College), a Masters of Science in Education (Northern Illinois University), was a doctoral candidate in History of Science and Medicine (Duke University), and has a Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Edinburgh).
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. She was the Director of Publications at the Parapsychology Foundation, the Executive Editor of the International Journal of Parapsychology from 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. She has been elected twice as President of the Parapsychological Association (in 2001-2002 and 2003-2004).
Most recently Zingrone was the Director of Academic and Administrative Affairs and a faculty member at Atlantic University (2010 through January 2013). Since leaving that position, has become a freelance editor, proofreader, indexer, WizIQ,com online teacher, a facilitator for Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an occasional blogger for WizIQ.com, a constant enthusiast for the WizIQ Virtual Classroom, and for Moodle, especially http://theazire.org/moodle (her own Moodle site), as well as continuing her interest in writing, teaching and doing survey research with her husband, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, with a focus on various exceptional human experiences. She also serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Rhine Research Center and as an online teacher in the Rhine Education Center.
Over her thirty year career in scientific parapsychology she has published papers in theAustralian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, theEuropean 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).