Nancy Zingrone

Teaching psychology, scientific parapsychology, English for academics
Female, 71 Years|Carrboro - 27510, United States

Member since: Jul 10, 2009

Last active on: Feb 05, 2021 at 09:49 PM (EST)

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About Nancy Zingrone

I have a PhD in psychology from the University of Edinburgh, am a part-time Professor of Psychology in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Northcentral University, a Research Fellow at the Parapsychology Foundation, and the co-director of The Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education (The AZIRE), a virtual education project of mine and my husband Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado's consulting firm, Alvarado, Zingrone & Associates (formerly Alvarado Consulting).

My primary passion is providing educational opportunities in the scientific and scholarly approaches to seemingly psychic phenomena and experience. My second passion is psychology as a research discipline, its history and systems and basic research methods and statistics. And I am greatly interesting in the methodologies of teaching online including project-based learning, using Moodle and WizIQ for teaching, and the use of virtual worlds in higher education and adult education.

My personal projects include the blog, Thinking about Learning, the YouTube channel, Teaching and Learning Online, and the website and YouTube Channel, Parapsychology Online.

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

One-on-One at $20-30 per hour

Group Teaching at $40-50 per hour

In Person Teaching

One-on-One at $40-50 per hour

Group Teaching at $50-70 per hour

Offers free trial classes

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Basic research methods in psychology (Bachelor of Arts: Psychology)
Language of Instruction: English
Experimental research, Survey research, Case collections, Research online
Scientific Parapsychology (Body, Mind and Soul)
Language of Instruction: English
Introduction Scientific Study Psychic Phenomena, Psychology and Parapsychology, Parapsychological Research
Anomalistic psychology (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Exceptional Experience, Research Methods
Second Life skills for teachers (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Navigating Second Life, Basic Building Skills, Finding Teaching and Learning Network, Designing Second Life class
Presenting or Publishing in English in Academic or Scientific Settings (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
English Academic Uses emphasis Presenting English, English Academic Uses emphasis publishing English
Teaching Experience

Adjunct Faculty in the School of Psychology

Northcentral University, Arizona, United States

Sep 2013 - Present

Introduction Psychology, Research Methods Psychology, Undergrad and grad Statistcs Psychological Research, and History Psychology

Instructor and Course Designer

Rhine Education Center, North Carolina, United States

Apr 2013 - Nov 2014

Scientific parapsychology

Director of Academic and Administrative Affairs

Atlantic University, Virginia, United States

May 2010 - Jan 2013

parapsychology, transpersonal psychology, teaching online, using Second Life educational purposes

Continuing Education Seminar Teacher

Asociación de Psicología de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

May 2008 - May 2008

Psychology, parapsychology

Co-taught with Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D., one-day seminar: “Psicología y parasicología: Introducción, Historia e Investigación.” (In Spanish: “Psychology and parapsychology: Introduction, History and Research.”)

Lyceum Instructor

Parapsychology Foundation, United States

Jul 2000 - Feb 2003


Co-taught with Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D., four one-day seminars: “Introduction to the Scientific Study of Psychic Phenomena”; “Ghosts and Hauntings”; “Beyond the Body – Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences”; and “Parapsychology’s Forgotten Phenomena.”

Seminar Co-Instructor

Carlos Albizu University, Puerto Rico

Aug 2000 - Aug 2000

psychology anomalous exeriences

Co-taught with Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D., one-day seminar, “El Estudio Psicológico de los Fenómenos Parapsicológicos.” (In Spanish: “The Psychological Study of Parapsychological Phenomena”).

Summer Study Instructor

Rhine Research Center, United States

Jun 1983 - Jun 2000

parapychology, statistics, psychology anomalous experiences

(Formerly called the Institute for Parapsychology ) 1983-1993, and 2000: Lecturer in statistics, experimental methodology, history of parapsychology, and spontaneous case studies, Summer Study Program, 1985: Coordinator, Summer Study Program.


Field Museum of Natural History, United States

Jan 1981 - May 1982


Part-time adult education instructor (Course titles: “Parapsychology: Science or Superstition?”; “Ghosts, Poltergeists and Hauntings: Fact or Fiction?”).


Harold Washington College, United States

Sep 1981 - May 1982


Harold Washington College (formerly Loop College), Chicago, Illinois, USA. Part-time adult education instructor (Course titles: “Introduction to Parapsychology”; “Ghosts, Poltergeists & Hauntings”).


Mundelein College, United States

Sep 1977 - Aug 1980


Part-time adult education instructor (Course Title: “Introduction to Parapsychology”)

Professional Experience
Co-founder and curator
The Azire, North Carolina, United States
Aug 2009 - Present

The Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education (The AZIRE) founded to provide both education on the scientific study of seemingly psychic phenomena and resources for students and teachers looking for reliable information on the scientific side of parapsychology and the psychology of belief and experience. Located in the Chilbo Community in Second Life. It was a project of Alvarado Consulting (Virginia) and now is a project of Alvarado, Zingrone & Associates (North Carolina)

Co-founder and co-director
Alvarado Zingrone & Associates, North Carolina, United States
Feb 2013 - Present

Formerly Alvarado Consulting (February 2003 through February 2013), first in Charlottesville, Virginia, and later in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Director of Academic and Administrative Affairs
Atlantic University, Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Jan 2013

Because Atlantic University is a small school, my position was a combination of the duties of a VP of Academic Affairs, a COO, a coordinator of instructional design and professional development, and a Dean of Faculty. Everybody in the AU office still wears about five hats a piece, but their work is, I sincerely believe, very worthwhile. The mission and vision of the school is unique. AU students are focused on personal transformation and the turning outward of that transformation to do good in t

Assistant Professor of Research in Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences
University of Virginia, Virginia, United States
Mar 2003 - Dec 2010

Division of Perceptual Studies in the Department of Neurobehavior Sciences & Psychiatry; conducted grant-funded independent research into psychological correlates of claims of paranormal experiences

Director of Publications
Parapsychology Foundation, New York, United States
Jul 2000 - Dec 2008

January 2009 to Currently: 5-hour-a-week volunteer, website content development and maintenance, print process management and print page production and indexing. February 2003 through December 2008. Part-time Director of Publications on a contract basis through Alvarado Consulting. July 2000 to February 2003: Full-time on-site Director of Publications.

Reseacher & Administrator
Centro de Estudios Integrales de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Jul 1995 - Jun 2000

Self-owned with Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado: Research into psychological correlates of claims of paranormal experiences. (no longer in operation)

Research Fellow / Visiting Scholar
Rhine Research Center, North Carolina, United States
Dec 1982 - Dec 1993

1986 to 1993: Visiting Scholar (volunteer position). 1983 to 1986: Full-time Research Fellow. Designed and implemented various experimental studies of ESP; conducted historical research into development of parapsychological terminology; conducted citation analysis study comparing male and female research output in two 10-year periods in the history of 20th-century parapsychology.



University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Oct 1994 - Oct 2006

focused on the history of controversy in parapsychology using the tools of history and rhetoric of science and text-based discourse analysis

Doctoral Candidacy

Duke University, North Carolina, United States

Sep 1986 - May 1993

focused on the histories of science, and medicine, and on American social history


Northern Illinois University, Illinois, United States

Sep 1976 - Aug 1977

Focused on Community College education with a teaching specialty in psychology

B. A.

Mundelein College, Illinois, United States

Sep 1971 - Aug 1974

Honors in psychology with 15 undergraduate hours in scientific parapsychology

Associations & Membership
American Psychological Association
District of Columbia, United States
Sep 1983 - Present

2006 to Currently: Full Member. 1983 to 2006: Associate Member. Member of Division 2, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 5, Evaluation, Measurement & Statistics, Division 8, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Division 26, Society for the History of Psychology, and Division 30, Society of Psychological Hypnosis.

Parapsychological Association
Ohio, United States
Aug 1981 - Present

Parapsychological Association. 2003 to 2004, 2000 to 2001: President. 1997 to 2004: Member, Board of Directors. 1991 to 1999: Editor, of the association newsletter, PA News. 1993: Editor of the association proceedings, Research in Parapsychology.

International Society for Technology in Education
District of Columbia, United States
Jul 2009 - Present
Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies
Connecticut, United States
Jun 2009 - Present

1983-1990, 2009 to Currently. Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies, Inc. (Formerly Academy of Religion and Psychical Research). 1985 to 1990: Member of the Board of Trustees.

Virginia Society for Technology in Education
Virginia, United States
Jun 2009 - Present
Fundação Bial
Jan 2007 - Present

Awarded two multi-year research grants into the psychology of seemingly psychic phenomena, with co-investigator Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado in 2006 and 2008

Society for Psychical Research
United Kingdom
Jan 1994 - Present

awarded research grant in 2009 for study of the out of body experience with co-investigator Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado

Koestler Unit of Parapsychology, University of Edinburgh
Jan 1999 - Aug 2003

Awarded tuition support and research grants while completing doctoral research into the history of parapsychology

Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene
Sep 1996 - Dec 1998

research grant and tuition support for doctoral research in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland

Parapsychology Foundation
New York, United States
Aug 1990 - Aug 1998

Research grants in 1990 and 1994, recipient of the Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship in 1998

Publications and Research
Pleasurable Western adult near-death experiences: Features, circumstances, and incidence.
Nancy L. Zingrone & Carlos S. Alvarado

C. S. Alvarado). Pleasurable Western adult near-death experiences: Zingrone, NL, & Alvarado, CS (2009). Features, circumstances, and incidence. In J. M. Holden, B. Greyson, & D. James (Eds.), The handbook of near-death experiences: Thirty years of investigation (pp. 17-40). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-Clio.

Ian Stevenson and the modern study of ESP experiences
CS Alvarado & NL Zingrone

Alvarado, CS & Zingrone, NL (2008). Ian Stevenson and the modern study of ESP experiences. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 22, 44-53.

Out-of-body experiences and headaches: A research note.
Nancy L. Zingrone & Carlos S. Alvarado

Zingrone, NL, & Alvarado, CS. (2008). Out-of-body experiences and headaches: A research note. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 72, 107-110.

by Marla LaRue posted on 26 February, 2018

Closing Ceremonies for the PARAMOOC 2018 with Dr. Nancy Zingrone, Dr. Carlos Alvarado, Lisette Coly & Bryan Williams. You are invited to enroll now until August 2018.

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