Charles Kilfoye

Assistant Teaching Professor


Charles Kilfoye, EdD is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Graduate School of Education’s Doctor of Education program. He leads the Workplace Learning concentration in the doctoral program.

Dr. Kilfoye has provided strategic leadership to develop, implement and enhance student-centered unified learning strategies, services and support for online learning, experiential learning, industry partnerships, and learner success for graduate and undergraduate students. His primary area of interest is the ideation and implementation of emergent approaches to workforce innovation, including building talent pipelines between industry and higher education, establishing experiential pathways for career starters and career advancers, upskilling and re-skilling workers for emergent industries, expanding and optimizing diversity and inclusion pathways, and empowering rising professionals to become change agents for workplace learning and development.

He recently served as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Industry Relations and Talent Pathways at Northeastern University, supporting cooperative education, employer partnerships, and experiential learning. Prior, he was Assistant Vice President of Learner Success, leading academic & career advising, co-operative education, and experiential learning for CPS. Previously, Dr. Kilfoye was Senior Director of the Experiential Network and Senior Director of NU Online, both at Northeastern University. Before Northeastern, Dr. Kilfoye worked for two decades leading and innovating for workplace learning and online learning in the high-tech industry for Motorola, Digital Equipment Corporation, tech start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises.

Currently, he also serves as the Interim Associate Dean of Student Experience for the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.


Dr. Kilfoye holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University, a Master’s of English from Bridgewater State University, and a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


EdD from Northeastern University (2015)