Susan Grajek

Biography

Susan Grajek is EDUCAUSE's vice president for data, research, and analytics. She also has programmatic responsibility for EDUCAUSE cybersecurity, GRC (governance, risk and compliance) and administrative IT programs. Before joining EDUCAUSE, she spent over 25 years at Yale University. She served as deputy relationship manager in Yale's Information Technology Services (ITS) division. In that role, she oversaw ITS strategy, planning, relationship management, and project execution for the university's academic administration and general counsel. Before that, she held the position of senior director of ITS Strategy and Planning, in which she coordinated development of Yale's first IT strategic plan and led the creation and execution of the university's current IT security strategy. She also led the change management team for the formation of Yale's first shared business services center. Her tenure with the university included other IT management and leadership positions, such as senior director of ITS client support and director of communications and technical support for ITS functions serving the Yale University School of Medicine.

Grajek, who has a Ph.D. in research psychology from Yale, held a faculty appointment in the Yale University School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, where she started teaching a data management course in 1996. Her work with the School of Medicine included creating and leading its IT research department. Her expertise encompasses the design and execution of research in management, the behavioral sciences, and public policy, as well as statistical analysis. She also has an established background in IT planning, assessment, and metrics, as well as IT operational leadership.

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EDUCAUSE Publications

  • E-Learning: Strategic Capabilities in Higher Education, 2015
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    Using data from EDUCAUSE maturity and deployment indices, the Strategic Capabilities in Higher Education reports from ECAR are designed provide a view into higher education’s ability to support strategic initiatives. This report focuses on E-Learning.

  • Strategic Capabilities in Higher Education, 2015
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    Using data from EDUCAUSE maturity and deployment indices, the Strategic Capabilities in Higher Education reports from ECAR are designed provide a view into higher education’s ability to support strategic initiatives.

  • Trend Watch 2016: Which IT Trends Is Higher Education Responding To?
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    EDUCAUSE is in its second year of identifying the influence of major trends on the IT strategy of colleges and universities. This year’s Trend Watch list included 29 trends in the management and delivery of IT services, personal devices and personalized environments, data and analytics, teaching and learning, security and risk, and the Internet of Things

EDUCAUSE Presentations

Memberships

EDUCAUSE ECAR Primary Representative
ELI Member
ECAR Subscriber

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • ECAR Campus Video Strategy Working Group
    • ECAR, 2016 - 2019
  • ECAR/CNI Digital Humanities Working Group
    • ECAR, 2016 - 2019
  • ECAR Research Data Sharing Working Group
    • ECAR, 2016 - 2019
  • ECAR IT Strategic Plans Working Group
    • ECAR, 2015 - 2018
  • ECAR IT Service Management Working Group
    • ECAR, 2015 - 2018