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F. Joe Lewels, Ph.D.

Francisco J. (Joe) Lewels is a Vice President at a financial institution in El Paso, Texas, who has had life-long interest in Ufology and other paranormal phenomena. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from Texas Western College, a M.S. in Education from Troy State University and a Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Missouri. Before entering the world of business, he served as the chairman of the departments of journalism and mass communication at the University of Texas at El Paso for nearly ten years. He attained the rank of captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and served as a reconnaissance pilot in the Republic of Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star and Air Medal with oak leaf cluster. He has worked as a writer and editor for various publications including the U.S. Army Aviation Digest magazine and the Freedom of Information Digest and has worked in the area of advertising and public relations. He also served as a communications consultant at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Lewels is the author of many scholarly articles on media law, government censorship and minority access to the media, and his book, Uses of the Media by the Chicano Movement was published by Praeger Publishing Company in 1973. He is the author of the book The God Hypothesis: Extraterrestrial Life and its Implications for Science and Religion, published by Wild Flower Press, 1997.

In June of 1993, he organized the El Paso chapter of MUFON, and together with a team of psychiatrists and hypnotherapists, is conducting research into alien abduction cases in the Southwest and Mexico. To aid him in his research, he completed a course of study and was certified as a licensed hypnotherapist, accredited by the American Board of Hypnotherapy. Today, the El Paso Chapter of MUFON provides free psychiatric evaluations for persons having abduction experiences as well as support group meetings, conducted by qualified mental health professionals. Dr. Lewels currently serves as a communication consultant to MUFON and as its assistant state director for West Texas and Southern New Mexico.

 

Source: MUFON 1997 International UFO Symposium Proceedings
 
 
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