Dr. Jeffrey Pomerantz, Ph.D.
Chief Product Officer / Principal Investigator
jeffrey at pomerantz dot name
Jeffrey Pomerantz is an Information Scientist with more than 20 years of experience in studying and evaluating information services and educational technologies in a variety of contexts.
Pomerantz is a founder of Proximal LLC, a technology startup building immersive experiences for education and cultural heritage institutions. See some of their work here.
Prior to Proximal, Pomerantz was a professor and researcher for nigh on two decades. Pomerantz was an Associate Professor of Practice and the Online Program Coordinator at the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons University. Prior to that, he was a Senior Researcher with the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR), and before that, a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also been an instructor at a significant (α = 0.05) percentage of the other iSchools around the world.
Pomerantz was the principal investigator for the Campus of the Future initiative, the broadest study to date on 3D and Extended Reality technologies in higher education, sponsored by HP.
His book about metadata, cleverly titled Metadata, was one of the first published by MIT Press in their Essential Knowledge Series. With Jason Griffey, he is currently working on another book for the Essential Knowledge Series, this one about standards. It will probably be titled Standards.
He is an Editor of the Open Access Directory, a project of the Harvard Open Access Project.
He has taught fully-online and hybrid courses since 2001… before the first fully-online web-based degree program launched, and way before the term MOOC was invented.
Pomerantz earned his Ph.D. from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, and his MS(LIS) from Simmons College.