Les Stein

Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Stein retired as a colonel in the United States Marine Corps after serving 27 years on active duty. As a Marine officer, Dr. Stein served in numerous leadership positions, with more than 15 years in either operational or training commands. As a colonel, he commanded the Marine Corps Logistics Schools, located in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Upon retirement from the Marine Corps, Dr. Stein worked as the principal of two K-8 charter schools and consulted for several underperforming K-12 schools. He currently serves as the program lead for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. Dr. Stein is the author of two books, The Value Frontier: An Introduction to Competitive Business Strategies and Education Disrupted: Strategies for Saving Our Failing Schools.


EdD from United States International University (1987)

Professional Experience

Retired Marine Corps colonel - 27 years

Public charter school principal - 7 years

Educational consultant - 8 years

Adjunct professor of education and leadership 15 years

Assistant Teaching Professor of Leadership - 3 years