The administrative staff members of the Parapsychology Foundation are Garrett's granddaughter, President and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Parapsychology (IJP), Lisette Coly, former Professional staff members and now volunteers, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, who served as the Chairman of Domestic and International Programs and Associate Editor of the IJP from 2000 through 2008, and Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone, who served as the Director of Publications and Executive Editor of the IJP from 2000 to 2008, Susan MacWilliam, Film Archivist, and Volunteer Natasha Chisdes who worked the 2005 Charlottesville Mediumship conferences and has provided library services both offsite and onsite at the Eileen J. Garrett Library.
Nancy L. Zingrone
NANCY L. ZINGRONE
Nancy L. Zingrone
From July 2000 through December 2008, Nancy L. Zingrone was the Director of Publications and Executive Editor of the International Journal of Parapsychology for the Parapsychology Foundation.
has published more than 30 research articles in a variety of journals in the field and in psychology including the Journal of Parapsychology
, the European Journal of Parapsychology, and Imagination, Cognition and Personality
work has been funded by Parapsychology Foundation
, the Perrott-Warrick Fund
, the Society for Psychical Research
, the Institut für Grenzegebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, and more recently, the Bial Foundation
primary areas of interest are the history of criticism and response in the English-language scientific and academic literatures, and personality correlates of such psychic experiences as aura vision, out-of body experiences (OBE's), and apparitions.
Dr. Zingrone has been active in parapsychological research for more than three decades, holding a variety of positions in the field.
She was a founding member of the Midwest Psi Research Institute in 1977 in Chicago, its Director of Education until 1980, and its Executive Director until 1982.
From 1982 to 1993 she was first a Research Fellow and then a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Parapsychology in Durham, North Carolina, now known as the Rhine Research Center.
focused on experimental and historical research in parapsychology and directed the first Ganzfeld experiments conducted at that laboratory.
She was also an active member of the Parapsychological Association for more than two decades, serving on its Board of Directors at various times, and holding the office of President twice, first in 2001–2002, and later in 2003–2004.
Most recently, she was the Arrangements Chair of the Parapsychological Association Convention held in Durham, North Carolina in 2012.
Dr. Zingrone was the Editor of the Association's newsletter, PA News, from 1990 to 1999, and an editor of the 1993 proceedings, Research in Parapsychology.
Raised in Woodstock, Illinois, Dr. Zingrone obtained her BA in psychology from Mundelein College in Chicago (now subsumed under Loyola University), and has an MSEd in Community College Education with psychology as a teaching specialty from Northern Illinois University.
She did graduate work in history of science at Duke University where she obtained doctoral candidacy before she withdrew to return to psychology and parapsychology.
obtained a PhD in psychology at the University of Edinburgh
, primarily under the direction of the late Koestler Professor Robert L. Morris.
In addition, Zingrone held an adjunct appointment as an Assistant Professor of Research in Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia from March of 2003 until May of 2010, while establishing and operating a virtual office for the Parapsychology Foundation in Charlottesville from 2003 to 2008.
From May of 2010 until January of 2013, she held the position of Director of Academic and Administrative Affairs at Atlantic University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina, as well as a faculty member of the Rhine Education Center.
She is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Northcentral University, a premium teacher on the social media teaching platform, WizIQ, the co-developer and founder of both the Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education in the virtual world Second Life, and the new YouTube Channel Parapsychology Online.
Because of her
long-standing interest in education, and more recently in online education, she
maintains both her
Thinking about Learning blog and her
YouTube channel Teaching and Learning Online.
also manages The AZIRE's Moodle teaching site and, of course, remains an active volunteer for the Parapsychology Foundation