Susan Grajek


Susan Grajek is EDUCAUSE's Vice President for Communities and Research. She is responsible for EDUCAUSE research and benchmarking programs (the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) and the Core Data Service), professional development (EDUCAUSE institutes and events), and formal and informal communities (including the Cybersecurity Initiative and HEISC, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), the Enterprise IT program, working groups, and constituent groups). She also convenes the IT Issues Panel, which releases the Top 10 IT Issues annually.

Before joining EDUCAUSE, she spent over 25 years at Yale University in a variety of IT management and leadership positions at the University and the School of Medicine, which encompassed academic computing, IT support, communications, assessment, strategic planning, and relationship management. 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 taught data management. 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

  • Trend Watch 2017: Which IT Trends Is Higher Education Responding To?
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    EDUCAUSE is in its third year of identifying the influence of major trends on the IT strategy of colleges and universities. This year’s list included 36 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



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Summit Participants
    • Member: 2012
  • Core Data Service Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2016
  • IT Issues Panel
    • Ex Officio: 2011 - Present
  • Core Data Service Revamp 2010 Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2011