Joshua M. Greenberg

Program Director

  • Joshua Greenberg, Ph.D. is a Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, where he is responsible for overseeing the Technology and New York City programs. He established the Technology program after joining the Foundation in 2010, and has since developed a portfolio of grants seeking to advance data science, data curation, citizen science, scholarly communication, and open source software.

    From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Greenberg was the New York Public Library's first Director of Digital Strategy and Scholarship, where he founded and led the Digital Experience Group and the NYPL Labs team. There, he developed and executed a digital strategy to grow online visits and deepen engagement through remote access to collections and increased exposure to staff expertise via blogs and social media. Prior to that, he was Associate Director for Research Projects at George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media, where he taught courses and workshops on digital history and helped launch a number of projects including Zotero, Omeka, and THATCamp.

    Dr. Greenberg serves on the National Academies’ Board on Research Data and Information and the ACLS Commission on Fostering and Sustaining Diverse Digital Scholarship, and he is a Board Advisor for Code for Science and Society. His previous board service includes the American Geophysical Union, the Center for Open Science, and the Metropolitan Library Council.

    Dr. Greenberg received his Bachelor of Arts in History of Science, Medicine and Technology from the Johns Hopkins University, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Cornell University's Department of Science & Technology Studies. His dissertation on the early history of the consumer videocassette recorder and the invention of the video rental industry was published as From Betamax to Blockbuster by the MIT Press.

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