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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, Anastasia Damalas, 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. ZingroneFrom 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.
From 2009 through 2014, and since 2015 as a Research Fellow and consultant, she has been involved with a number of PF projects including working on the content of the Parapsychology Foundation's websites.
Nancy 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.
Her 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.
Her 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.
There she 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.More recently she has been appointed to the Grants Committee of the PA.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.She 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 was also a Visiting Scholar at the Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina, as well as a faculty member of the Rhine Education Center from April of 2013 through November of 2014.Currently, 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 and its companion website.
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.
She also manages The AZIRE's Moodle teaching site and, of course, remains an active volunteer for the Parapsychology Foundation.
The winner of the 2015 PA Outstanding Contribution Award is Nancy L. Zingrone.
This yearly award is given to a PA Professional or Associate Member who has made an outstanding research or service contribution that has advanced the discipline of parapsychology. Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone received her BA in Psychology from the Mundelein College (now a part of Loyola University) in Chicago, an MSEd in Higher Education with Psychology as a teaching specialty from Northern Illinois University, Doctoral Candidacy in History from Duke University, and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.She has published more than 30 articles in English and Spanish, in, among others, the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Imagination, Cognition and Personality, the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research and the Virtual Education Journal. She is also a two-term past President of the Parapsychological Association, was the Director of Publications at the Parapsychology Foundation from 2000 through 2008, an Assistant Professor of Research at the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia from 2003 through 2011, a member of the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center from 2010 through 2014, and the Director of Academic and Administrative Affairs at Atlantic University from 2010 to 2013.Currently she is a Research Fellow affiliated with the Parapsychology Foundation, and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Psychology at Northcentral University. Her interests in online education led to co-founding and developing in 2009, the Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education in the virtual world, Second Life, in operation since 2009.
More recent educational projects include the YouTube Channel and blog, Parapsychology Online, and the first massively open online course in the field, Parapsychology and Anomalistic Psychology: Research and Education, aimed at providing a high level of education in scientific parapsychology to a wide audience.
In addition Zingrone also writes her own blog about online education in general, Thinking About Learning, which is supplemented by her YouTube Channel, Teaching and Learning Online. More information about the PA's annual career awards can be found at: http://www.parapsych.org/section/27/awards.aspx.
2001 - 2010 Board of Directors - The Parapsychological Association
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