Summary

Susan specializes in project, program and portfolio management in scientific, technological and academic research environments. She combines her many years of experience with emerging disciplines and new technologies to provide a unique approach to formulating results while maintaining high levels of  objectivity and  integrity that have earned the trust of internal and external clients alike.

Whether leading through disruptive innovation or effecting continual improvement initiatives, Susan aligns and executes the organization's activities toward fulfillment of its strategic plan. She provides the tools by which the capabilities to establish and attain metrics are cultivated, allowing the organization to continually evolve to meet changing environmental challenges.

A veteran writer, editor and educator, Susan has combined her varied interests in the sciences,  organizational management, and policy into an unparalleled skill set that yields measurable results for the stakeholder. A life-long learner, Susan recently earned her Advanced Project Manager certification from Stanford University - an elite distinction conferred upon fewer than 3,500 individuals world-wide.

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Work History

Work History

Field Director

Richard Day Research

-- Conducted as many as 7 concurrent industry-specific studies for clients in thefinancial, pharmaceutical, non-profit, education,governmentandlegalarenas.

-- With team of 6 shift supervisors, instructed and guided staff of 64 data collection researchers in bias-free interview techniques consistent withCASRO standards. 

Outside Consultant/Process Improvement

Youth Job Center of Evanston

-- Adapted, without sacrificing state-required elements, a technology education module by reducing the course duration 25% to counter an unacceptable student attrition rate.

-- Taught the first class of 18- to 25-year-old, at-risk youth exposed to the redesigned course.

-- 87.5% of the students enrolled in the program, 62.5% of whom had felony convictions, were graduated and hired by businesses in the community.

Research Associate

NCLT

-- Project managed 8 distributed teams comprised of members from ten universities and Argonne National Laboratory over one-year contract period.

-- Researched and prepared proprietary white papers on nanoscience in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, wrote press releases and contributed website content in2006 and2007.

-- with the International Virtual Institute (IVI), contributed to the NSF-mandated launch of theNanoEd Resource Portal, in advance of the required date. Tracked and analyzed server data to determine impact on the scientific community of the Center’s websites.

Outside Consultant

B&B Consulting

Assigned to American Society of Anesthesiologists as project manager to Scientific Affairs division and hired after contract completion. 

2011 - Present

Principal

Susan Singer Consulting

Operations management, project management, aligning execution to strategic goals.

2011 - Present

Advisory Board Member - Futurists

The Lifeboat Foundation

The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while mitigating risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI. 

2011 - Present

Pro Bono Consultant

Taproot Foundation

Taproot Foundation is a movement of individuals using their professional expertise in marketing, human resources, technology, strategy or design to strengthen their communities through the non-profit sector. Serves as a Project Manager and a Strategy Consultant in the areas of Strategic Scorecard, Strategic Planning Prep and Competitor/Collaborator Analysis.

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications

Business Plan Writing

Small Business Administration

Certificate of Opticianry

American Board of Opticianry