Dateline: New York City, January 4th, 2015
Contact: Lisette Coly, 212-628-1550
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisette Coly Announces the Establishment of a Research Fellow Program for 2015
With three new appointments, Parapsychology Foundation”s President, Lisette Coly, announces the beginning of the first new program of the new year, the Research Fellow program. The first recipients are: Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, Dr. Kathy S. Dalton, and Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone. All three will be involved in teaching and research this year, and have dedicated themselves to furthering the Foundation’s goal of educating and serving the scientific study of psychic phenomena.
Dr. Kathy S. Dalton has a PhD in psychology from the University of Edinburgh, focusing on creativity and psi research as it relates to the ganzfeld. She has been actively studying anomalous, paranormal and transpersonal experiences for more than 25 years. While her parapsychology research has focused primarily on ganzfeld research with creative populations, she has also conducted research in the areas of dream GESP, healing and intentionality, psychokinesis, the effects of the geomagnetic field on psi, and the role of gender, biological relationships and psychological characteristics in successful psi participants.
Dr. Dalton has also consulted on the development of ganzfeld facilities and conducted training in the ganzfeld procedure for the Institute of Parapsychology in the USA, the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and the Faculdade de Ciências Biopsíquicas do Paraná in Brazil. Her scientific articles have been in numerous academic journals, including the Journal of Creative Behavior, Imagery and Cognition, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Journal of Parapsychology, and the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. Dr. Dalton is also a member of the Parapsychological Association, the American Psychological Association and the Institute for Creative Problem Solving.
Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone has been associated with the Parapsychology Foundation for a number of years, as a consultant, a staff member, a volunteer, and now as a Research Fellow and consultant. Recently she has organized the first ever massively open online course, Parapsychology and Anomalistic Psychology: Research and Education that will be held on the WizIQ.com social media teaching platform. The course, also organized by her husband Dr. Alvarado, will feature lectures by them both, and by Dr. Kathy Dalton. More information on the course, which is being offered in partnership with the Parapsychology Foundation, is available on the PFLyceum Blog. Her biography can be found on the Staff page.
Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado has also had a long association with the Parapsychology Foundation, also as a consultant, staff member, volunteer, and now as a Research Fellow and consultant. He has published over 250 academic articles to date, is the author of the frequently-appearing blog, Parapsychology: History, Research, News. He is currently conducting research with his wife and colleague, Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone on shared death experiences. Further details about him are also available on the PF staff page.
The three Research Fellows have collaborated on research on and off for many years, having been together at the Rhine Research Center in the early 1990s, and at the University of Edinburgh in the mid-1990s. They are planning to undertake a new round of collaborative work later this year. In the meantime all three will be making the name and good work of the Parapsychology Foundation more visible as they publish and teach with the affiliation in the coming years.
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