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In our research in Virtual Reality for Education, we are most active in cultural heritage and history, especially drama, performance, and ritual, in ancient Egypt and Rome. Our science learning topics have been concentrated in forestry science, with an eye toward sustainability planning.

PublicVR is primarily a “virtual” corporation, with a permanent board of directors and officers, but otherwise with no standing membership or staff. All projects are conducted on a contract basis or in partnership with scholars and other affiliates around the world.

We also provide an infrastructure for researchers and their project teams to bid on grants, sign and enforce agreements, process donations, and distribute their works. We are funded by research grants from public and private foundations, donations from individuals, and service contracts with other nonprofits. The adaptive structure of PublicVR allows us to execute projects with just the right mix of highly qualified individuals from a wide range of institutions, disciplines, and locations.

Board of Directors

Dr. Jeffrey Jacobson, Ph.D., Executive Director PublicVR     617-435-0517   Resume

Kerry Handron, Researcher, PublicVR, Pittsburgh.   412-578-2580

Charles Michael Lewis, Ph.D., Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh.   412-624-9426   Curriculum Vitae

Roy Harris, Ph.D., Professor (Retired), School of Management, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Paul Kizilos, Manager, Elearning Technology Thomson Reuters.

Latest News:

Many K-12 dome shows this year funded by Nord Family Foundation, NASA, and NSF. Ancient Greek farmer puppet/avatar. A collaboration with VIZIN Helping with a workshop in digital puppetry.