THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
J(OSEPH) H(AROLD) RUSH
Physicist and science writer. B. April 1, 1911, Mount Calm, Texax. B.A., 1940, M.A., 1941, University of Texas; Ph.D., 1950, Duke University, Durham, N.C. M. 1936, Juanita Erickson: 1 d., 2 s. Radio operator, Dallas, Texas, 1931-38; physics instructor, Texas Technological College, 1941-42; assistant professor of physics and astronomy, Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 1942-44; associate physicist, Clinton Laboratories, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1944-46; secretary-treasurer, Federation of American Scientistss, Washington, D.C., 1946-47; research physicist, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, Colorado, 1949-54; professor of physics, Texas Technological College, 1954-56; physics consultant and science writer, 1956-62; physicist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, 1962 to present. Charter member, Parapsychological Assn.; member: American Institute of Physics, Optical Society of America, American Astronomical Societ, Federation of American Scientist, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, American Assn. for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Rush has contributed papers on astronomy and physics to such publications as the Astrophysical Journal, Physical Review, Journal of Chemical Physics, Australian Journal of Physics, and Nature. He is also author of the book The Dawn of Life (1958; 1962), and of articles in Scientific American, Saturday Review and other magazines. In the field of parapsychology, he is particularly interested in the subjective aspects of psi experiences, especially as related to the development of psi capabilities. He is at present engaged in a study of the associative aspects of psi phenomena which also involves the question of psi functioning concurrently with ordinary sensorimotor activities. The objective of the study is to find clues to techniques and procedures enhancing psi performance and to suggest new experimental approaches. His articles in the Journal of Parapsychology include "Some Considerations as to a Physical Basis of Extrasensory Perception" (1943); and "A Reciprocal Distance GEST Text with Drawings" (1949). Residence: 1765 Sunset Boulevard, Boulder, Colorado.
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications