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"No man, whatever be his attainments, has such an exhaustive knowledge of the powers of nature as to justify him in using the word impossible with regard to facts which I and many others have repeatedly witnessed." – Alfred Russel Wallace, 1866 [142]
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Staff of ASCS

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.) The Academy is managed by its officers, who form the Executive Committee, and an Executive Administrator who takes care of day-to-day business.

ASCS Officers
Alan Hugenot  President
Dr. Alan Hugenot
San Francisco, California

Dr. Hugenot holds a Doctorate of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and is a nationally recognized expert in physics & engineering science. He currently serves on five engineering standards writing committees for NFPA, ASHRAE, SNAME & ABYC, and is also chairman of one. His consciousness research continues as a Professional Member of the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS), an active member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), and the Foundation for Mind Being Research (FMBR).

Rev. Harry L. Serio  President Emeritus
Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min,
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA

Rev. Serio, ASCS Director and former President, served as minister of the United Church of Christ where he has introduced elements of mysticism and alternative healing to his minsitry. His interests in biblical and classical archaeology have led to excavation excursions in Jerusalam.

Bill Wilson  Vice President
Bill Wilson
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.

Attorney engaged in estate planning, real estate and equine law. Admitted to practice law in the State of N.J., the US Federal Courts, and the Supreme Court of the US .Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

Karin Nemri  Treasurer
Karin Nemri, A.S., CSC
Bloomfield, Conneticut, USA

Karin is a Certified Spiritual Counselor, Domestic Violence Counselor, Aiijii Healer, hospice volunteer, and Past chairperson of the Connecticut Affiliate of the Twilight Brigade: Compassion in Action.

Lee Lawrence  Assistant Treasurer
Lee Lawrence, CPA
Chapel Hill, North Carolna, USA



Paul Hauser Executive Administrator
Paul J. Hauser, J.D.
Wellington, Florida, USA

Paul has had a successful career in finance and management, where he was a pioneer in developing numerous improvement programs on Wall Street. Among them was the development of the first computerized market-related budget program, the installation of the first video switch, real-time government bond trading system and the design of Wall Street’s first product line profitability report. His interest in the paranormal began with Edgar Cayce in the late 1970’s.

Board of Directors

Boyce Batey, B.A. Psi researcher and former Executive Director of the Academy. Bloomfield, Connecticut.
James E. Beichler, Ph.D, editor of the e-journal, YGGDRASIL, The Journal of Paraphysics, former Asst. Professor of Physics, West Virginia University, Parkersburg. Current researcher in the physics of consciousness and has developed a unified field theory in physics. Belpre, Ohio
Jacquelyn Close, Author, co-author, teacher, international speaker and conference coordinator
Rick Darby, M.A., currently writes the “Reflecting Light” column for The Searchlight , former writer and editor at the Flight Safety Foundation , and has a long history as an advertising copywriter and radio commercial director. Washington D.C.
Alan Hugenot, D.Sc., Chief Research Scientist at Alan Ross Hugenot, Inc. Research & Publications Division, Near-Death experiencer
Stephen H. Hall, B.GS, retired public education administrator, Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Lee E. Lawrence, CPA, taught tax law at Pennsylvania State University and is known internationally as a medical/psychological intuitive, Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
John Franklin Miller III, Ph.D. professor of philosophy and former president of the Academy. Tampa, Florida.
Karin Nemri, A.S., C.S.C. Spiritual Counselor, Domestic Violence Counselor, Aiijii Healer Bloomfield, Connecticut.
Tom Pease
Rev. Harry L. Serio, D.Min. Former president of St. John's United Church of Christ and Biblical archeologist, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania.
David Stang, J.D. a Washington, D.C. attorney-at-law and author of "Five Very Big Questions" and "Emerald Spirit: A Journey Into The Irish Heart And Soul", Ireland
William E. Wilson, Attorney engaged in estate planning, real estate and equine law. Admitted to practice law in the State of N.J., the US Federal Courts, and the Supreme Court of the US .Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

Advisory Council

Stafford Betty, Ph.D. Professor of Religion Studies at California State University, Bakersfield, California
Larry Dossey, M.D., physician and author, Santa Fe, NM
Suzanne R. Geisemann, Cmdr. USN, ret., author and medium
Jean Houston, Ph.D., co-director, Foundation for Mind Research, Ashland, OR
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
Vernon M. Neppe, M.D., Ph.D, BN&NP, FRSSAf, DFAPA, Director, Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute, Seattle, WA. neuropsychiatrist, behavioral neurologist, consciousness researcher, psychopharmacologist, phenomenologist, dimensional biopsychophysicist, professor and author.
Anne Puryear, D.D., author, minister, therapist, and Vice-President of The Logos Center.
Herb Puryear, Ph.D., researcher, author, founder of the Logos Center.
Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., author, researcher, and professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, and psychiatry at the University of Arizona.
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