Nash, Carroll B(lue) (1914–1998)
Professor emeritus of biology and former director of the
parapsychology laboratory at St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. He was born on January 29, 1914, in Louisville,
Kentucky. He studied at George Washington University,
Washington, D.C. (B.S., 1934) and the University of Maryland
(M.S., 1937; Ph.D, 1939). Following graduation, he became an
instructor in zoology at the University of Arizona (1939–41)
and subsequently served as an associate professor of biology at
Pennsylvania Military College, Chester (1941–44), assistant
professor of biology at American University, Washington, D.C.
(1944–45), and chairman of the biology department at Washington
College, Chestertown, Maryland (1945–48). He moved
to the faculty at St. Joseph’s College in 1948 where he remained
during the next four decades.
Nash was a founding member of the Parapsychological Association
and was selected as its president in 1963. He received
the William McDougall Award for Distinguished Work in Parapsychology
in 1960, the first American so honored. He had, as
early as 1940, developed dice tests for psychokinesis and soon
afterward began to pursue interests in precognition and personality
variables in psi. He authored a number of articles and
one important book, Parapsychology The Science of Psiology
(1986). Nash was consultant and adviser for the television production
‘‘ESP’’ in 1958, and taught college-level courses in
parapsychology at St. Joseph’s College. He died May 30, 1998.
Sources
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.
Nash, Carroll B. ‘‘Can Precognition Occur Diametrically’’
Journal of Parapsychology 27 (1963).
———. Parapsychology The Science of Psiology. Springfield,
Ill. Charles C. Thomas, 1986.
———. ‘‘Psi and Probability Theory.’’ Science 120 (1954).
———. ‘‘Psychokinesis Reconsidered.’’ Journal of Parapsychology
45 (1951).
———. Science of Psi ESP and PK. Springfield, Ill. Charles
C. Thomas, 1978.
———. ‘‘The Unorthodox Science of Parapsychology.’’ International
Journal of Parapsychology 1 (1959).
Nash, Caroll B., and M. G. Durkin. ‘‘Correlation Between
ESP and Religious Value.’’ Journal of Parapsychology 22 (1958).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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