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UFO Researcher : Michael Swords

Michael Swords ,  Ph.D.

Brief Biography

Michael D. Swords is a Professor of Natural Science at Western
Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated from the
University of Notre Dame in 1962 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry, and
also holds an M.S. degree from Iowa State University in Biochemistry
(1965), and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve university (1972).

His major professional and involvements are teaching and writing in
the areas of general sciences and anomalous phenomena. His teaching
centers about human biology, the history and philosophy of science,
scientific methodology, and the "parasciences" of which UFOlogy is a
member. His writings have concentrated mainly on topics in UFOlogy,
parapsychology, and cryptozoology, and several have been published in
the "MUFON UFO Journal". He has won University's Teaching Excellence
Award (1978).

Dr. Swords is a member of several professional and parascientific
societies including the American Association for the Advancement of
Science, the American Association of University Professors, the
Society for Scientific Exploration, and the Mutual UFO Network
(MUFON). He serves as a MUFON consultant and was in the same capacity
for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, the International
Fortean Organization, and as a member of the advisor panel for the
Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained. he is a Board
member of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, and is the editor
of UFOlogy's academic journal: "The Journal of UFO Studies".

Dr. Swords originally spoke at the MUFON 1986 UFO Symposium in East
Lansing, Michigan. He has recently presented materials at the
"Abductions" Conferences of TREAT II (VPI, 1990) and NCAE (Temple,
1991), as well as the National Science Teachers Association (Phoenix,

(from MUFONET-BBS Network, MUFON 1991)




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