Louis E. LaGrand, Ph.D. has been an expert in the field of bereavement for over thirty years. He is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York and Adjunct Professor of Health Careers at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk Community College in Riverhead, New York. He is former member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and he is known world-wide for his grief research on the Extraordinary Experiences of the bereaved. He holds advanced degrees from Columbia University, the University of Notre Dame, and Florida State. He gives seminars and workshops on death-related topics in schools, hospices, and health agencies in the US, Canada, and England.