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

  • Enterprise IT Summit Follow-Up: What Is Effective IT Governance?
    • Blog

    The "Leading Transformational Change" session at the 2016 EDUCAUSE/NACUBO Enterprise IT Summit generated more audience questions than the panelists could answer in the time allowed. They address two of the outstanding questions through this blog. In this second posting, the panelists consider effective IT governance.

  • 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.

  • Enterprise IT Summit Follow-Up: What Should We Stop Doing?
    • Blog

    The "Leading Transformational Change" session at the 2016 EDUCAUSE/NACUBO Enterprise IT Summit generated more audience questions than the panelists could answer in the time allowed. They address two of the outstanding questions through this blog. In this first posting, the panelists consider what IT should stop doing.

EDUCAUSE Presentations

Memberships

EDUCAUSE Member
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