Susan S. Lukesh, LLC

Research, Writing, Editing and Consulting


Susan S. Lukesh is an experienced researcher and freelance 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, currently, local New England history. She has developed databases, at times in concert with IT, 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. As part of this, she has recently published a book about an 1860s carte de visite album that her great-great grandmother compiled. See more on this book at  She is currently working on a book about her great aunt's sketchbook compiled during a trip to Europe from April 17 - Aug 4, 1912.

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; records management; 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


Editorial Associate, ACM Inroads, Nov. 2012 -

In addition to copy editing this quarterly magazine, she developed guidelines for formatting and submitting articles for publication and currently serves a gatekeeper for submissions, reviewing formatting and moving along to the EICs.. 

Founder and Principal of Susan S. Lukesh, LLC, 2010 -

The transition of her research from the excavation and study of prehistoric settlement remains to genealogical research and the study of personal and local histories is reflected in her recent and current activity: a long-term project of genealogical research of family members from the Mayflower forward as well as short genealogical research projects; development of biographies of Adolph Ochs and Jacob Schieffelin for the German Historical Institute; substantive copy editing of a 400 page novel by young woman from the mid-East; development of a Wikipedia entry for colleague R. Ross Holloway; major upgrade of the Wikipedia biography of her great aunt, Margaret Fitzhugh Browne.

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, Manager in the non-profit and higher education market, KPMG (previously 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


M.S., Library and Information Science, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University 2000

Ph.D., Classical Archaeology, Brown University 1976      

B.A., Classics, Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa, with honors) 1969                                      

Professional Memberships

Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)

American Library Association (ALA)

Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)

Susan S. Lukesh, PhD, MLS

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