Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado
Instructor, Rhine Education Center
Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado has a Ph.D. in psychology (University of Edinburgh), an M.A. in history (Duke University), an M.S. in parapsychology (John F. Kennedy University), and a B.A. in psychology (University of Puerto Rico). He has conducted historical research on parapsychology and psychology as well as survey research on out-of-body and near-death experiences with a special emphasis on the features of the experience and psychological correlates. Carlos’ research has been published in such journals as the Australian Journal for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, History of Psychiatry, Imagination, Cognition and Personality, Journal of Near-Death Studies, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Journal of Psychology, and Journal of Scientific Exploration as well as in the parapsychological publications European Journal of Parapsychology, International Journal of Parapsychology, Journal of Parapsychology, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Luce e Ombra, and Revista Argentina de Psicologia Paranormal. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Research at the University of Virginia and Adjunct Research Faculty at Sofia University (formerly, the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology).
Carlos has been an active member of the Parapsychological Association for thirty years, serving many of those years on the Board of Directors including two terms as President. With the Rhine Research Center, where he serves on the Scientific Advisory Board, Carlos was a Visiting Scholar from 1986 through 1993, and has returned to that role recently. He traces his passion for the field in general back to his undergraduate days in Puerto Rico, and for education in the field to many experiences including: teaching parapsychology courses to graduate students in clinical psychology at Carlos Albizu University in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 1995 through 2000, and teaching adult education students at the Parapsychology Foundation in New York City where he was the program director from 2000 through 2008. Carlos was also an instructor in the RRC’s Summer Study Program from 1983 through 1993. He is delighted to be back at the Rhine and able to contribute to the Rhine Education Center’s new program of online courses in parapsychology.