Jeremy Shapiro, Ph.D.





Jeremy is recognized as an expert in the social, organizational, and psychological impact of information technology, and the complex interaction among these impacts. He works to help organizations implement information technologies in ways that take account of their concrete organizational context with its human realities and constraints.

He has a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University and has studied computer science at the City University of New York and sociology and philosophy at the University of Frankfurt am Main (Germany).

Dr. Shapiro's work experience includes:

  • Professor in the Information Society and Knowledge Organizations concentration in the Human and Organization Development doctoral program at Fielding Graduate University, where he has also been director of academic networking and computing

  • Consultant to non-profits on computer-system implementation.

  • Education and training director for a computer consulting firm

  • Computer programmer/analyst (developed digital image analysis system)

  • Developed information systems curriculum for the Pratt Institute (New York)

  • Author and speaker on information and information-technology literacy and competence (Information Literacy as a Liberal Art)

  • Active in national organizations (Educause, Coalition for Networked Information) in efforts to use networked information resources and computer networks in higher education

  • Co-founder of Computers for Social Change conferences in New York (forum for technical assistance to community groups and non-profits)

  • Co-author of research text (Mindful Inquiry in Social Research)

  • Researcher on the psychological and organizational impact of electronic communication (Multiple Realities of Internet Users; The Case of the Inflammatory E-mail)

Jeremy also lectures and leads workshops on musical experience as a means to enhance the ability to grasp complex realities.