Nancy L. Zingrone Biography

Dr. Nan Zingrone, photo taken in 2016

Nancy L. Zingrone, Ph.D. received her B.A. in Psychology from Mundelein College (now subsumed under Loyola University) in Chicago, an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education with a teaching specialty in psychology from Northern Illinois University, doctoral candidacy in history from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh. Her research has been funded by the Parapsychology Foundation (New York City), the Society for Psychical Research (London, England), the Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene (Freiburg, Germany), and more recently by the Bial Foundation (Portugal).

As an adjunct faculty member, Zingrone taught undergraduate courses in parapsychology and statistics at Northern Illinois University and adult education courses at the Field Museum of Natural History in her early career, was an Assistant Professor of Research in the Division of Perceptual Studies in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia from 2003 through 2010,  and the Director of Academic and Administrative Affairs at Atlantic University in Virginia Beach from mid-2010 through early 2013. Currently she teaches basic research methods in psychology to undergraduates, applied statistics to undergraduate and masters students, and history and systems of psychology to masters and doctoral students at Northcentral University online.

Zingrone served as the Director of Publications at the Parapsychology Foundation from 2000 to 2008, volunteered occasionally from 2008 through 2014, and in January  2015 was named the Foundation’s second Research Fellow.

Her current interests include the psychological correlates of exceptional experiences, history of psychical research and online education.