Joseph Reilly

Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Joseph Reilly is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Analytics at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. Joe acts as the innovation lead for the analytics program and provides program, faculty and student, and CPS support, as well as curricular oversight, and best practices including onboarding of new faculty. In addition to teaching a variety of analytics courses in his role as principal instructor, Joe leads all general Analytics-related operational program management, marketing and enrollment, other student related issues, as well as advising activities. He leads academic integrity coordination across the domain, as well the development of non-credit offers such as workshops.

Prior to joining Northeastern's faculty, he worked as a Senior Product Analyst and Data Scientist at Wayfair where he designed semantic text extraction platforms to understand how suppliers, customers, and competitors described over 10 million unique products. This drove a reduction in time required for suppliers to add products as well as iterative catalog cleanup efforts to remove erroneous values. Joe also implemented alerting and monitoring strategies for data science products to ensure product health in production, and automated human-in-the-loop processes to ensure timely, accurate review of model output.

During his doctoral work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Joe wrote and implemented novel technology-based science curricula that could formatively assess student performance and provide dynamic feedback for students as well as teachers. He also spearheaded the experimental design, implementation, and analysis of a multi-modal learning analytics laboratory study that collected eye tracking, electrodermal activity, and posture observations on participants in a collaborative setting. Before pursuing his doctorate, Joe taught middle school science and high school chemistry for six years in Virginia and Washington, DC.


Professional Experience

2022 – Present: Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies – Assistant Teaching Professor

2020 – 2022: Wayfair – Data Scientist

2015 – 2020: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education – Doctoral Researcher

2012 – 2015: Blue Ridge School – High School Chemistry Teacher

2009 – 2012: Lab School of Washington – Middle School Science Teacher