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  Doctorados en Ufología y las respectivas Universidades  

Esta información me parece interesante por dos razones, en primer lugar, dado el grado de desinformación de la población sobre los ovnis y temas relativos, es bueno saber que se han otorgado doctorados por la investigación académica de este asunto, ya que la mayoría no podría imaginarse que esto pudiese ni tan siquiera ocurrir. Como podéis ver no es una universidad, o dos, o cinco, sino 20 universidades que están dentro de 32 instituciones que han otorgado doctorados por la investigación de la temática de los ovnis.

En segundo lugar, siguiendo con el punto anterior, si se otorgan doctorados a la investigación sobre los ovnis, conlleva que primero existen, porque no se puede investigar sobre algo que no existe, y segundo que puede obtenerse el más alto grado de educación en tema tan controvertido y manipulado como el que tenemos entre manos. Creo que es un apunte que le añade más solidez al campo. Estoy seguro que esta es sólo una muestra de las tesis desarrolladas. 

Columbia University
Duke University
Indiana University
New York University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
University of Calgary
University of California
University of Chicago
University of Hawaii
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Melbourne
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas
University of Wisconsin
University of Wyoming
Yale University
  Doctorados (disertaciones)  
  1970, Strentz, Herbert Joseph, An Analysis of Press Coverage of Unidentified Flying Objects, 1947-1966, Journalism, Northwestern University

1973, Jacobs, David Michael, The Controversy Over Unidentified Flying Objects in America: 1896-1973, Modern History, University of Wisconsin, Madison

1973, Schutz, Michael Kelly, Organizational Goals and Support-Seeking Behavior: A Comparative Study of Social Movement Organizations in the UFO (Flying Saucer) Field , General Sociology, Northwestern University

1975, McCarthy, Paul Edward, Politicking and Paradigm Shifting: James E. McDonald and the UFO Case Study , Political Science, University of Hawaii

1977, Dick, Steven James, Plurality of Worlds and Natural Philosophy: An Historical Study of the Origins of Belief in other Worlds and Extraterrestrial Life, History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University

1980, Baechle, Michael Alois, A Review of the Psychoanalytic and Developmental Paradigms of Interstellar Radio Communication, 1959-1978 , Mass Communication, Northwestern University

1980, Zabilka, Ivan Lee, Nineteenth Century British and American Perspectives on the Plurality of Worlds: A Consideration of Scientific and Christian Attitudes, History, University of Kentucky

1982, Bullard, Thomas Eddie , Mysteries in the Eye of the Beholder: UFOs and Their Correlates as a Folkloric Theme Past and Present, Folklore, Indiana University

1984, Rojcewicz, Peter Michael, The Boundaries of Orthodoxy: A Folkloric Look at the UFO Phenomenon, Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania

1985, Clarkson, Persis Banvard, The Archaeology and Geoglyphs of Nazca, Peru, or, The extraterrestrial foundations of Andean civilization, Archaeology, University of Calgary

1986, Parnell, June Ottilie, Personality Characteristics on the MMPI, 16PF and ACL of Persons Who Claim UFO Experiences, Personality Psychology, University of Wyoming

1988, Milligan, Linda Jean, The UFO Debate: A Study of a Contemporary Legend, Folklore, Ohio State University

1990, Flaherty, Robert Pearson, Flying Saucers and the New Angelology: Mythic Projection of the Cold War and the Convergence of Opposites , Folklore and Mythology, University of California, Los Angeles

1992, Mandelker, Scott Richard , From Elsewhere: An Examination of Extraterrestrial Identity, Cultural Anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies

1992, Romesberg, Daniel Ray , The Scientific Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: A Sociological Analysis , General
Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

1992, Stone-Carmen, Jo, Personality Characteristics and Self- Identified Experiences of Individuals Reporting Possible Abduction by Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), Clinical Psychology, United States International University

1993, Vacarr, Barbara Adina , The Divine Container (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Abduction), Clinical Psychology, The Union Institute

1994, Kerth, Linda, Pictorial Memory and UFO Phenomena: How Reliable is Eyewitness Testimony?, Psychology, Rosebridge Graduate School

1995, Cox, Marcus, The prevalence of sleep paralysis and temporal lobe lability in persons who report alien abduction., Psychology, University of the West of England, (Bristol, UK)

1996, Kopolow, Mindy Sue, Alien abductees' reports of worldview reconstruction, Psychology, Antioch New England Graduate School (Keene, NH)

1997, Colli, Janet Elizabeth, The Role of trauma in the process of entering the magical realm (UFO's, Postraumatic Stress Disorder, Extraterrestrials), Clinical Psychology, The Union Institute

1997, Rice, David Charles, Alien Home (H. G. Wells, Orson Welles, Media Theory), Modern Literature, University of California

1998, Day, Duncan J.A., Psychological correlates of the UFO abduction experience : the role of beliefs and indirect suggestions on abduction accounts obtained during hypnosis, Psychology, Concordia University  (Montreal, Canada)

1998, Denzler, Brenda, The Lure of the Edge: Science, Religion and the Alien Abduction Movement, Religion, Duke University

1999, Kelley, Stephanie M., The myth of communion: A rhetorical analysis of the narratives of alien abductees, Communication Studies, University of Kansas

2000, Cross, Anne Boyle, A confederacy of faith and fact: UFO research and the search for other worlds, Sociology, Yale University

2000, Lalich, Janja A., Bounded choice: The fusion of personal freedom and self-renunciation in two transcendent groups, Sociology, The Fielding Institute, (Santa Barbara, CA)

2001, Brown, Bridget M., The terror is real. The history and politics of alien abduction, American Studies Program, New York University

2001, Howard, Robert Glenn, Passages divinely lit: Vernacular Revelatory Rhetoric on the Internet, English, University of Oregon

2001, Matthews, Carol Suzanne, Taken: Constructions of 'race', 'biology' and colonialism in alien abduction narrative in the United States, Department of American Studies, University of Kansas

2001, Quiros, Cristianne, Exo-psychology research: A phenomenological study of people who believe themselves to be alien-human hybrids, Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, (Carpinteria, CA)

2001, Remington, John Joseph, The effects of reports of extraterrestrial abduction and subsequent mental health treatment: A phenomenological psychological Assessment, Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies

2001, Zlotsky, Andres, Supposed science, alleged fiction distortion patterns in the transmission of cultural paradigms in the twentieth century, Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo

2004, Cook, Ryan J., Weather-Workers, Saucer Seekers, and Orthoscientists: Epistemic Authority in Centeral Mexico, Cultural Anthropology, University of Chicago

2004, Fricke, Arthur C., Seti Science: Managing Alien Narratives, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2004, Rodman, Rosamond C., Unhomeliness: Harlem, Heaven's Gate and John's Gospel, Early Christianity, Columbia University

2005, Lepselter, Susan Claudia, The flight of the ordinary: Narrative, poetics, power and UFOs in the American uncanny, Folklore and Public Culture Department, University of Texas at Austin

2006, Harrison, Mark Lowery, The Extraterrestrial in US Culture, Communication: Rhetoric and Communication, University of Pittsburgh

2007, Plowman, Martin, High Strangeness: A Lacanian Cultural History of UFO's and UFOlogy, Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne (Australia)

  Investigadores y profesores sobre Ufología  
  También encontramos algunos investigadores y profesores que han dado o dan clases de ufología en varias universidades. Esta es la web de donde procede esta tabla:  
Course Name, Instructor, Contact information
Years Offered
Aaron B. Clark
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH USA
Spring UFO ExCo begins February, 2008.
This course will explore incredible stories of UFO’s and extraterrestrial life. Hear ancient stories of UFO’s, learn about the Roswell incident, Area 51, Alien Abductions, Crop Circles, and more. See pictures and videos of reported UFO encounters that you will see nowhere else. We’ll also cover government involvement with the UFO subject and how it has affected our society.
TEXT: UFOs and the National Security State

David M. Jacobs
UFOs in American Society
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA USA
American society's reaction to the UFO phenomenon. Analyzes UFOs and the controversy that has surrounded them by studying the attitudes of various groups toward the phenomenon, including the military, the scientific community, the national UFO organizations, the "lunatic fringe," cult groups, charlatans, the entertainment industry, and the press.
Jim Marrs
University of Texas at Arlington
Division of Continuing Education
Arlington, TX USA
Spring UFO class will begin Feb. 23, 2006
Look, up in the sky... it's not a bird! It's not a plane! It must be one of those pesky UFOs! Unidentified Flying Objects have been reported since the biblical prophet Ezekiel saw flying wheel-shaped device. Few people today question the reality of UFOs, but significant questions remain: What are they? Award-winning journalist/author Jim Marrs will conduct an interactive investigation featuring government documents, narratives and videos. From the historical record to associated issues, such as cattle mutilations, crop circles and reports of human abduction, this course will look for the factual basis behind the strangest phenomenon of our times.   
TEXT: Alien Agenda

Instructor Info:
2006 Course:
2005 Course:
Rebecca Hardcastle
Extraterrestrial Reality Course
Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale, AZ USA
Curious about the reality of ET's or unexplained aerial lights?
We will explore forms of intelligent life, the history and science of UFO's, contact case studies, and the ancient myths of star visitors.

Expands on what it means to be human in the 21st century, relating to intelligent, responsive life originating beyond Earth

Rebecca Hardcastle, M.Div,
in Philosophical Theoogy from Boston University, author, lecturer, counselor, and former university chaplain.

Karin Hoppe Holloway
Close Encounter Analysis Course
A diploma course for therapists and certification course for non-therapists
CEA is an ebook course describing a three part treatment program designed to methodically explore personal data of possible interactions with intelligent nonhuman life forms (also known as extraterrestrials, aliens, intradimensionals, etc.) and to help Experiencers integrate these Experiences into a well-functioning life. The three parts are: investigation, therapy and counseling.
CEA:ITC attempts to standardize Close Encounter analysis so that the investigation will benefit the client as well as benefiting society.
CEA:ITC is a diploma course for therapists certified in hypnosis and a certification course for all other students interested in the investigation of Close Encounters. Only certified hypnotherapists may take the section on CE therapy.

Experiencers website:

Stephen Graf, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Youngstown State University
Students earn credit towards grade each class period by discussing text assignment, timing and charting their progress on SAFMEDS, cards based on the text material. Each week each student shares something they found on the internet and categorizes what they think is the "spin," outlines in five minutes the text material covered for the week, participates in a mock news conference, and monitors their standing on several "belief" questions. Grades are based on a point system for completing assigned tasks rather than tests.

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
Term: Spring 2008
Title: "ETs and UFOs"
Catalog Number - Psych 3750 Special Topics in Psychology
Course Code 2756
Three credit hours
Oral Intensive credit
Prerequisite: General Psychology 1560
Course Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Course Time: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Classroom: Cushwa 3037
(NOT at Metro College as stated in Schedule of Courses)
Instructor: Stephen A Graf, Ph.D.
Text: Hidden Truth - Forbidden Knowledge
by Dr. Steven Greer, M.D.

Taught previously: Spring 2007
Course title then: "Extraterrestrials, Disclosure, and Alternative Energy"
Dr. Harry Willnus
Eastern Michigan University &
Romulus High School
A Consultant for MUFON in the field of Education.
Dr. Willnus spent 36 years in the high school classroom.  He also taught both graduate and undergraduate classes at Eastern Michigan University.  He frequently discussed and taught about UFO's in all of his classes. He would take one class period in each of his classes to discuss the UFO phenomenon because it was of significance and importance.