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

  • Cross-Institutional Collaboration: Niche or Trend?
    • Blog

    The EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues report provides advice on what to focus on this year. But what about issues that didn’t quite make the top 10? This blog describes one of them: IT Partnerships.

  • Corporate Perspectives on the Top 10 IT Issues
    • Article

    Higher education is one of our economy’s most collaborative and open sectors. Many corporations have become effective partners by collaborating with colleges and universities to co-create solutions that optimize value for both sides.

EDUCAUSE Presentations



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Joint Cloud Working Group
    • Working Group, 2017 - 0001
  • ECAR-CDS IT Support Services Working Group
    • ECAR, 2016 - 0001
  • ECAR-CDS IT Organization, Staffing, and Financing Working Group
    • ECAR, 2016 - 0001
  • ELI Advisory Board
    • ELI, 2016 - 0001
  • Leading Academic Transformation (LAT) Advisory Committee
    • ADVISORY, 2016 - 2019