As a Provost Fellow, Dr. Pomerantz’s main focus is on updating the promotion and tenure process at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Eva Pomerantz earned her PhD in Psychology at New York University. Dr. Pomerantz’s research focuses on how parents can facilitate children’s motivation and achievement in school. In addition to studying families in the United States, she also studies families in China to identify why children in East Asia outrank children in the West in terms of achievement. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Child Development, as well as other funding agencies. Dr. Pomerantz is a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Pomerantz has served as Chair of the University of Illinois Institutional Review Board and has been a member of the Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) College Executive Committee twice. She is currently on the Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board and the Education Advisory for Carle’s Healthy Beginnings. In addition, she has frequently been the Chair of the Developmental Program in the Psychology Department as well as a member of the Psychology Department Advisory Committee.