Faculty and Staff

Jim TuckerJim B. Tucker, M.D.
Director of the Division of Perceptual Studies
Bonner-Lowry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests:
children who report memories of previous lives
prenatal & birth memories
Ross Dunseath 0138Ross Dunseath, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research
Research Interests:
◊ biomedical instrumentation
concurrent EEG and functional MRI brain imaging
Bruce Greyson0020Bruce Greyson, M.D.
Chester F. Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Former Editor, Journal of Near-Death Studies
Research Interests:
near-death experiences
crisis apparitions
death-bed visions
Ed Kelly smiling 0133Edward F. Kelly, Ph.D.
Professor of Research
Research Interests:
neurophysiological correlates of psi
altered states of consciousness
Emily Kelly 0114Emily Williams Kelly, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research
Research Interests:
death-bed visions
crisis apparitions
near-death experiences, esp. veridical NDEs
◊ Frederic W. H. Myers (19th century psychologist and psychical researcher)
Nancy McLaughlin-Walter
Nancy McLaughlin-Walter, Ph.D./ABD
Intermediate Research Specialist
Research Interests:
neurophysiological correlates of psi
altered states of consciousness
 Marieta PehlivanovaMarieta Pehlivanova, Ph.D.
Senior Research Specialist
Research Interests:
near-death experiences
children who report memories previous lives
◊ after death communications
◊ personality correlates of psi beliefs and psi experiences
Kim PenBerthy 0010 (1)J. Kim Penberthy, Ph.D.
ABPP, Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests:
altered states of consciousness
◊ mindfulness and health
◊ hospice experiences
Lori Derr 0073Lori L. Derr, M.Ed.
Research Coordinator
Research Interests:
near-death experiences
children who report memories previous lives
altered states of consciousness
division librarian/web manager
Sue Ruddock 0079Sue Ruddock, B.S.
Office Manager and Financial Administrator