Rao, K. Ramakrishna

K. Ramakrishna Rao


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Professor K. Ramakrishna Rao is the Founder President of the Institute for Human Science & Service. He studied at Andhra University and received Ph. D. and D. Lit. degrees in philosophy and psychology respectively. He attended the University of Chicago as the Smith – Mundt Fulbright Scholar and a Fellow of the Rockfeller Foundation and later carried out research at Duke University. Dr. Rao’s academic appointments include Professor and Head of the department of Psychology & Parapsychology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, and Director, Institute for Parapsychology, Durham, NC. He served as Vice-Chancellor, Andhra University; Advisor on Higher Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh; Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education; and Vice- Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Planning Board. Professor Ramakrishna Rao taught at Andhra University, California Institute of Human Science, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served as the Editor of Journal of Parapsychology and the Journal of Indian Psychology and published over 100 research papers and 12 books, the most recent being Consciousness Studies: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (McFarland, 2002). Dr. Rao is also Chair of the LSI grantee Center for Study of Science & Religion.