Alice Mello

Assistant Teaching Professor

Alice Mello headshot
Alice Mello headshot


Alice Mello is an assistant teaching professor in the Master of Professional Studies in Analytics program, supporting the alignment of the Master of Professional Studies program and is the designer/lead of the Bachelor's in Analytics program. She works with the college's Academic Quality Assurance team on both programs’ assessment road map and is a member of the college's Academic Programs Committee, the Provost’s office’s Assessment Pilot, the college's Analytics Working Group and the university's Analytics Interest Group. Dr. Mello joined the university part-time in 2017 and was also a researcher and evaluation associate at the college.

Prior to joining Northeastern, Dr. Mello was a senior researcher at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, a web developer at Harvard Medical School and a curriculum specialist/researcher at University of Southern California/New Media Literacies. Her work includes collaborations with partners in the educational, energy, aviation, and finance industries.

Dr. Mello has written about the ways that cultural gender roles interfere with the learning of science and engineering and she led Analytics students to a recent United Nations award and a poster acceptance at the 2019 IEEE Big Data Conference. She has taught at Lesley University, MassBay and Bunker Hill Community colleges as well as Wentworth Institute of Technology.


PhD from Tufts University (2008)

Professional Experience

Assistant Teaching Professor Northeastern University Boston, Ma                                Aug, 2018– present

Research & Evaluation Associate Northeastern University Boston, Ma                          Jan,2018–July 2018

Consultant Maguire Associates Concord, MA                                                               Jan, 2017-Jun, 2017

Senior Researcher Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston MA                             Mar, 2011-Nov, 2016

Web Developer NEPRC/Harvard Medical School Southborough, MA                            Apr 2010-Mar 2011

Curriculum Specialist/Researcher USC/New Media Literacies   Cambridge MA           Nov 2009-Mar 2010

Technology/Research Associate Education Development Center Newton, MA            Jun, 2008- Oct 2009

Technology in Education Consultant Seymour Papert Institute Cambridge, MA   Aug, 2001-Dec, 2001

Technology in Education Consultant Center for Digital Culture, Mexico      Jun,2001-Aug,2001                                                                                                                

Analyst Programmer III MIT Student Undergraduate Dean’s Education Office Cambridge,MA     Jan, 97-Dec, 99

Analyst Programmer II Massachusetts Water Resource Authority Charlestown, MA                     Jan, 94-Dec, 96

Analyst Programmer Calidus, Watertown, MA                                                           

Software Engineer, COELBA, Informatics Department.

Engineer I, COELBA, Electric Company of the State of Bahia, Brazil.

Programmer, Secretary of Mines and Energy of the State of Bahia, Brazil.

Independent Software Consultant, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.