Alice Mello

Associate Teaching Professor

About

Alice Mello is an associate 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.

Education

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 2001Dec 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 1997–Dec 1999

Analyst Programmer II Massachusetts Water Resource Authority, Charlestown, MA                         Jan 1994–Dec 1996

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