Marjorie P. Piechowski

With over 30 years’ experience in research administration and research development, primarily at DePaul University and the University of Wisconsin, Piechowski retired from research administration in 2014 to become an independent grant and technical writing consultant. Since 2002, she has researched, edited, written, and consulted on proposals for over 75 colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations, including New York University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the University of Pennsylvania, resulting in hundreds of millions in funding for her clients. Many of these were large-scale institutional and collaborative grant proposals for programs such as the U.S. Department of Education’s Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program and the U.S. Department of Education’s First in the World program.

Piechowski holds a PhD in American Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has worked with faculty in a wide range of disciplines, from engineering and applied sciences to education, with particular experience in creating individual development plans for newly hired assistant professors and providing ongoing mentorship to these faculty through the tenure process. In addition, she has served as a reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO programs, FIPSE, and McNair programs. She has extensive experience as a speaker and workshop leader.