Enterprise architecture requires a holistic view of the institution and is highly collaborative and cross-cutting, but often affords little overt power. Enterprise architects must therefore be masters of soft power to an extent that few IT leaders are.
Jeffrey Pomerantz, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Analyst for the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR). He is a principal investigator on a number of ECAR research projects, including the annual Faculty and Information Technology and Student and Information Technology studies, the bi-annual study of the Workforce project, and several others.
Prior to joining ECAR, Dr. Pomerantz was a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for over a decade. He has also been an adjunct instructor for a significant percentage of the other Information Science programs around the world. He has taught courses on research methods, program evaluation, digital libraries, and metadata. He also developed and taught a popular Coursera MOOC about metadata. Pomerantz is an extensively published scholar; see his website for a complete list of his publications. He author of the book Metadata, part of the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, and an Associate Editor of the Open Access Directory, a project of the Berkman Center's Harvard Open Access Project. Pomerantz earned his Ph.D. from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, and his MS(LIS) from Simmons College.
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The audiences for this report are EAs themselves, those who aspire to be EAs, and those to whom EAs report. This report can help all of these stakeholder groups understand the job of EA—at their local institution and elsewhere—and compare it to a higher education–wide “baseline.”