Meet our team of mulitdisciplinary researchers:
Julie Beischel, PhD, Co-Founder and Director of Research at the Windbridge Institute, received her doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona in 2003. She is a member of the Society for Scientific Exploration and the Society for Psychical Research and serves on the scientific advisory boards of the Rhine Research Center and the Forever Family Foundation. Following the suicide of her mother and an evidential mediumship reading, Dr. Beischel forfeited a potentially lucrative career in the pharmaceutical industry to pursue rigorous scientific research with mediums full-time. Her research interests include examinations of the accuracy and specificity of the information mediums report as well as their experiences, psychology, and physiology and the potential social applications of mediumship readings. Dr. Beischel is Adjunct Faculty in the School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Saybrook University and Director of the Survival and Life After Death research department at the World Institute for Scientific Exploration. She is the author of Among Mediums: A Scientist’s Quest for Answers and Meaningful Messages: Making the Most of Your Mediumship Reading and editor of the series From the Mouths of Mediums: Conversations with Windbridge Certified Research Mediums.
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. 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. Mark’s research interests include intuition, animal psi, applied psychokinesis, photographic anomalies, distant mental interactions on living systems, and instrumental transcommunication (ITC). He is a two-time recipient of grants from the Helene Reeder Memorial Fund for Research into Life after Death and a recipient of a grant from the Parapsychological Association’s Gilbert Roller Fund. Mark’s research has been presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Scientific Exploration and the Parapsychological Association and 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.
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. Dr. Mosher is primarily interested in the potential therapeutic applications of the current research at the Windbridge Institute (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.
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