Meet the Team:
Windbridge Institute Investigators


Meet our international team of mulitdisciplinary researchers:

Julie Beischel, PhD, Co-Founder and Director of Research at the Windbridge Institute, holds a BS in Environmental Sciences (1996) from Northern Arizona University and a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology with a minor in Microbiology and Immunology (2003) from the University of Arizona (UA). Dr. Beischel served as the William James Post-doctoral Fellow in Mediumship and Survival Research and Co-Director of the VERITAS Research Program at the UA. When the funding for mediumship research at the UA ended and that research program closed, Dr. Beischel moved the research and the screening and training of prospective research mediums to the Windbridge Institute in January of 2008. Dr. Beischel's academic training in several interdisciplinary scientific fields allows her to design and apply traditional research methods to investigating more unconventional topics of study. She has received research grants from the Bial Foundation and the Society for Psychical Research (SPR). Dr. Beischel is a full member of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) and the Parapsychological Association (PA) and serves on the scientific advisory boards of the Rhine Research Center (RRC) and the Forever Family Foundation (FFF). Her research has been presented at scientific meetings of the SSE, the PA, the RRC, the FFF, and the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness as well as the Toward a Science of Consciousness conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Parapsychology, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Transpersonal Psychology Review, Australian Journal of Parapsychology, and Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing.

Click here to visit Dr. Beischel's Blog
for a behind-the-scenes look at her research.

New Book by Julie Beischel, PhD

Among Mediums: A Scientist's Quest for Answers is an accessible, bite-sized review of her 10-year journey and the answers she discovered along the way.

Her writing is concise, non-technical, conversational, and entertaining.

Larry Dossey, MD, calls Dr. Beischel "a courageous, innovative pioneer" and found Among Mediums to be "science writing at its best."

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Mark Boccuzzi, Co-Founder, Researcher, and Director of Operations at the Windbridge Institute, holds a BS in computer science with a minor in broadcast communications. Prior to co-founding the institute, Mark was the Executive Producer of Consumer Entertainment at Human Code Presage, and a Project Manager at the Exploratorium: Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception where he worked on a wide range of research and exhibit development projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, Mark has spent more than a decade investigating spontaneous cases of apparitions and related haunting phenomena in the San Francisco Bay Area and southern Arizona. In 2005, he successfully completed the Summer Study Program in Parapsychology presented by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and the Rhine Research Center. He is an associate member of the Parapsychological Association and full member of the Society for Scientific Exploration. Mark's research interests include intuition, animal psi, applied psychokinesis, photographic anomalies, distant mental interactions on living systems (DMILS), and instrumental transcommunication (ITC) He is 2011 recipient of a grant from the Helene Reeder Memorial Fund for Research into Life after Death. Mark's research has been presented at the Toward a Science of Consciousness and the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM) conferences and published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration.


Adam J. Rock, PhD, Adjunct Research Fellow at Windbridge, received his BA (Hons) degree and PhD in Psychology from Charles Sturt University, Australia. Dr. Rock has held academic appointments at Charles Sturt University, The University of New South Wales, and Deakin University. Dr. Rock is a Founding International Board Member of the International Transpersonal Association, President of the Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, a Special Topics Editor and Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, an Associate Editor of Anthropology of Consciousness, and an Editorial Board member of the Australian Journal of Parapsychology. Dr. Rock is also the current editor of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia, which is the official PACFA e-Journal. He has published dozens of scholarly articles in prestigious academic journals such as the Journal of Scientific Exploration, Transpersonal Psychology Review, and the Journal of Parapsychology. His various books are titled Constructivism and Shamanic Experiences: A Psychological Study , Shamanism and Psi (with Dr. Lance Storm), and Demystifying Shamans and their World: A Multidisciplinary Study (with Professor Stanley Krippner). In addition, he has presented or co-presented over 30 papers or posters at national and international conferences. His research interests include shamanism, altered states, mediumship, and psi.


Chad Mosher, PhD, Research Associate at the Windbridge Institute, holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The University of Memphis, and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University. He is currently a counselor educator and chair of a counseling program in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Mosher is primarily interested in the potential therapeutic applications of the current research at Windbridge (e.g., mediumship as a counseling intervention), as well as cultural aspects of mediumship, survival of consciousness, and healing. He is trained as a child and family therapist, in therapeutic modalities such as play therapy, art therapy, and sand tray, and utilizes humanistic and post-modern (i.e., multiculturalism, social constructionism) interventions within the counseling relationship. His prior research focused on culture, identity, and phenomenological experience and used qualitative methodologies. Dr. Mosher also received his Masters in Applied Music Performance from the University of Connecticut and he remains a music educator and freelance performer (cello) in spirit if not in practice.


Michael Biuso, MA, Research Assistant at the Windbridge Institute, received his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College. He currently works as a child and family therapist as well as a 500-hour certified yoga and meditation teacher in Tucson, Arizona. Michael has been assisting research into the survival of consciousness since 2006. He studies Tibetan Buddhism and practices group and solitary meditation retreats within this tradition.

...and growing!

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