The Academy is governed by a Board of Directors composed of people of academic stature holding a post-graduate degree or the equivalent in outstanding activity relevant to the interests of the Academy. The Directors are the only voting members of the Academy.
President: Harry L. Serio, D.Min.
United Church of Christ minister and Biblical archaeologist.
Dr. Serio has studied archaeology in Italy, Greece, Turkey and Israel, and has excavated at the City of David and in the Rephaim Valley near Jerusalem.
His doctoral work was in the field of Christian mysticism, and he is a frequent lecturer and workshop leader in archaeology, spirituality and the arts and meditation.
President Emeritus: Donald R. Morse, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Editor, ASPSI journal Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Morse, professor emeritus, Temple University, is the former President of The Academy of Religion and Psychical Research, and former Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies. He has published more than 200 scientific articles, editorials and book reviews, authored 15 books and has lectured throughout the USA and abroad. Cherry Hill, NJ firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President: Michael E. Tymn, CPCU,
Editor of The Journal of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies
and our news magazine, The Searchlight.
Mike is a freelance journalist who has contributed more than 1,500 articles to some 40 publications over the past 50 years. He is the author of five books... Running on Third Wind, The Articulate Dead, The Afterlife Revealed, and The Afterlife Explorers. His new book, Transcending the Titanic, is scheduled for publication to coincide wtih the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. METGAT@aol.com.
Executive Director: Boyce Batey, B.A.
PSI researcher, Executive Director of The Academy of Religion and Psychical Research
and the Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies, Inc. for the past 33 years.
Boyce is a graduate of Princeton University who studied at Dr. Joseph B. Rhine's Parapsychology Laboratory in Durham, NC and has spent the past 56 years as a psychical researcher with a primary interest in and focus on survival research. He had a private practice of Past Life Therapy as a certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist and is a hospice volunteer. email@example.com
Karin Nemri, CSC
Secretary/Treasurer and Webmaster
Karin is a Certified Spiritual Counselor, Aiijii Healer, hospice volunteer, and chairperson of the Connecticut Affiliate of the Twilight Brigate: Compassion in Action. Karin56@juno.com
Board of Directors
Miles Edward Allen, President of AECES, author of "The Survivor Files: The Most Convincing Evidence Yet Compiled for the Survival of Your Soul", PA
Rev. Louis Richard Batzler, Ph.D., pastor, author, and counselor. Kill Devil Hills. NC
James E. Beichler, Ph.D., editor of the e-journal, YGGDRASIL, The Journal of Paraphysics, ASPSI Research Committee Chair, Asst. Professor of Physics, West Virginia University, Parkersburg. Belpre, OH
Stafford Betty, Ph.D., Professor of Religion Studies at California State University, Bakersfield, CA
Stephen H. Hall, B.GS, retired public education administrator, Altamonte Springs, FL
Rev. Karen E. Herrick, LCSW, CSW, CADC, Ph.D., Founder/Executive Director of Center for Children of Alcoholics, Inc., Red Bank, NJ
R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D., Director of the Business Writing Center and co-author of Induced After-Death Communication, Normal, IL
Lee E. Lawrence, CPA, taught tax law at Pennsylvania State University and is known internationally as a medical/psychological intuitive, Sunbury, PA.
John D. Rayner, BSc., webmaster of the ASPSI Web site, Glen Mills, PA
Larry Dossey, M.D., physician and author, Santa Fe, NM
Bernard R. Grad, Ph.D., biologist, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Jean Houston, Ph.D., co-director, Foundation for Mind Research, Ashland, OR
Kenneth Thurston Hurst, former President, Prentice-Hall International, Fort Myers, FL
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., psychology, Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, CA
Lawrence LeShan, Ph.D., author and psychologist, New York, NY
Raymond A. Moody Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Near-Death Researcher, author and lecturer, Anniston, AL
Charles T. Tart, Ph.D., author and transpersonal psychologist, and professor at Berkeley, CA
John W. White, M.AT., author, educator and writer, Cheshire, CT