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Nan Zingrone

Location: Carrboro, NC, United States of America

About Me

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 a Senior Core Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Northcentral University, teaching undergraduate, masters and doctoral level courses in research methods, basic statistics and the history of psychology online.

Recently, Zingrone and her husband, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, have re-energized their consulting business offering a variety of 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 YouTube channel, Parapsychology Online; their teaching activities using the Virtual Classroom at, and in the AZIRE Library and Learning Center in the virtual world, Second Life, mainly organizing the annual free online course, Parapsychology Research and Education with the support of the Parapsychology Foundation, which in 2020 will be the sixth year. 

Zingrone was the Director of Publications at the Parapsychology Foundation and the Executive Editor of theInternational 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. From 2010 through January of 2013, she was the Director of Academic and Administrative Affairs at Atlantic University. From the spring of 2013 through the fall of 2014, she was an instructor in the Rhine Education Center. More recently she was named a Research Fellow at the Parapsychology, an honorary post.

She was the Vice President of the Academy of Consciousness and Spirituality Studies in 2016 and on the Board of Directors from June 2014 through 2016. 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).

Over her forty-year career in scientific parapsychology she has published more than 30 papers alone and in collaboration with a number of colleagues in parapsychology and in education. Her publications have appeared in the Australian 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 co-authoring chapters in the (2015) Parapsychology: Handbook for the 21st Century (McFarland, 2015) as well as Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism and Science (Praeger, 2015), she also wrote a chapter inWomen and Parapsychology (Parapsychology Foundation, 1994) and was a co-author of a chapter inThe Handbook of Near-Death Experiences (Praeger, 2009). Currently she is one of the editors of Advances in Parapsychological Research 10, due to be published in early 2020.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

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Here's the schedule for the 23rd and 24th of January 2016 for the Parapsychology Foundation International Affiliates Conference. All of the presentations will be recorded so if you can't join us tomorrow and Sunday, you can still register and watch the

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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View Nan Zingrone's profile Nan Zingrone posted Parapsychology Foundation Forum: Recent Advances in UK Parapsychology.
Starting at Noon Eastern on May 20th on the WizIQ social media platform, Lisette Coly, Carlos Alvarado and Nancy Zingrone of the Parapsychology Foundation welcome Prof Chris Roe, Dr. Elizabeth Roxburgh, David Saunders, Cal Cooper and Rachel Evenden from ... more

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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To jonkarf & Deborah Erickson: Sofia University is the correct new name of the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology and Charles T. Tart is still listed on the faculty roster, so may be able to take students. Atlantic University is not eligible for

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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View Nan Zingrone's profile Nan Zingrone posted Cherylee Blake on Experiencers.
Cherylee Black will present the live class, "We are All Experiencers," in the free, massively open online course (MOOC) organized by Drs. Carlos S. Alvarado and Nancy L. Zingrone in partnership with Lisette Coly and the Parapsychology ... more
View Nan Zingrone's profile Nan Zingrone posted Second Life Discussion Group for Parapsychology Course.
Second Life Discussion Forum (starts in and ends in the virtual world Second Life at The AZIRE Learning Center) presented by Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone and moderated by Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado for the free open online course, Parapsychology and ... more


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