of the Board
Julie Beischel, Ph.D.
Beischel, PhD, received her doctorate in Pharmacology
and Toxicology with a minor in Microbiology and Immunology
from the University of Arizona in 2003. Dr. Beischel
was the first recipient of the William James Post-doctoral
Fellowship in Mediumship and Survival Research at the
University of Arizona where she served as Co-Director
of the VERITAS Research Program until that program closed
at the end of 2007.
2008, Dr. Beischel moved the research, the participants,
and the screening and training of prospective research
mediums to the Windbridge Institute, which she co-founded.
Her research interests center on the survival-of- consciousness
hypothesis and include proof-focused studies of mediums'
communication with discarnates and process-focused studies
of mediums' experiences of that communication. Beischel's
academic training in several interdisciplinary scientific
fields allows her to design and apply traditional research
methods to investigating these more unconventional topics
currently a member of the Society for Scientific Exploration
and the Parapsychological Association, she serves on
the scientific advisory boards of the Rhine Research
Center and the Forever Family Foundation, and is an
Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) Luminary. She has
published peer-reviewed articles in journals including
Journal of Scientific Exploration, Transpersonal
Psychology Review, Journal of Parapsychology,
Australian Journal of Parapsychology, and
Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing.
When not engaged
in scientific endeavors, Beischel enjoys good stand-up
comedy; the work of Robert J. Sawyer, Dean Koontz, and
Orson Scott Card; Wii bowling ("But only if I can
be the turquoise ball."); cross-stitching or playing
sudoku while watching NFL games; and spending time with
her husband and their dog, both of whom, she says, are
"truly amazing creatures."