James McClenon, Ph.D., a sociology professor and licensed clinical social worker, is the author of four books:

  • Deviant Science: The Case of Parapsychology
  • Wondrous Events: Foundations of Religious Belief
  • Wondrous Healing: Shamanism, Human Evolution and the Origin of Relgion
  • The Entity Letters: A Sociologist on the Trail of a Supernatural Mystery

Originally from Maryland, Jim has lived in Ecuador, China, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia and North Carolina, and travels extensively.  He currently lives in southern Virginia. 


University of Maryland, Asian Division and University College 1982-1987

Elizabeth City State University 1987 – 2007

Penn State College of Medicine 1993 – 1995

Semester at Sea, University of Virginia 2008


MSW Social Work, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

M.A. Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

B.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

Jim sharing a presentation about his latest book, The Entity Letters