Susan S. Lukesh, LLC - Research, Writing, Editing and Consulting
Susan S. Lukesh is an experienced researcher and writer as well as higher education administrator with over 20 years experience in developing, managing and reorganizing schools, departments and organizations.
As a long-time researcher and writer (see Publications) she has studied prehistoric sites, modern scholarly communications   and, at times in concert with IT, developed databases ranging from recovered archaeological material and pottery, to student data, faculty recruitment and faculty record management.  Her current research includes genealogy and the study of personal and local histories.
Her work in higher education included organizations and reorganizations of (but are not limited to) the following:  the collection, analysis and use of data to improve performance; the establishment of outcome measurements and definition of regular assessments; and the design of data structures; in short, activities that move organizations into a data driven, outcome oriented process.
Relevant history is summarized below; for a full profile with details on these positions, please go to
Founder and Principal of Susan S. Lukesh, LLC, 2010 -
Her research has transitioned from the excavation and study of prehistoric settlement remains to genealogical research and the study of personal and local histories, histories that both inform and enliven histories with broader reach. Recent and current activity include: long-term project of genealogical research of family members from the Mayflower forward as well as short genealogical research projects; development of a 20-page biography of Jacob Schieffelin for the German Historical Institute; substantive copy editing of a 400 page novel by young woman from the mid-East; light editing of personal statements; substantive editing of grant resubmission; major upgrade of Wikipedia biography of Margaret Fitzhugh Browne; archival research in NYPL; digitization and organization of a collection of late 1940s/early 1950s snapshots.
Prior Positions
Assistant Dean of Academic Planning and Development, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, 2007-2010
Associate Provost for Planning and Budget, Hofstra University, 1988-
2007, where responsibilities also included:
  Oversight of School for University Studies, 2005-2007
  Oversight of the Saltzman Community Services Center, 2001-2005     
  Interim Dean of the Library, 1997-2000
Consultant and Manager in the non-profit and higher education    market, KPMG (then Peat Marwick and Main) 1985 - 1988
Systems Analyst, Brown University,1978-1984
Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Brown University, 1977-1978
Associate Director, Brown University Expeditions in the Mediterranean, 1977-2000
Associate Curator of Antiquities at Rhode Island School of Design, 1975-1977
Education Long Island University, C.W. Post, MLS, 2000
Professional Memberships
Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
American Library Association (ALA)
American Grant Writers' Association (AGWA)
Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
Susan S. Lukesh, PhD, MLS, CGW
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