Noor Ali

Assistant Teaching Professor


​Dr. Noor Ali is an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies, Graduate School of Education where she teaches undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Dr. Ali serves as the Concentration Lead for Transformative School Leadership in the Ed.D. Program at Northeastern University.

Dr. Ali has developed a micro theoretical framework, MusCrit as a subset of Critical Race Theory where she posits a framing for understanding the lived experiences of Muslim Americans. Her book is titled Counter-narratives of Muslim American Women: Making Space for MusCrit. She has published extensively on topics of MusCrit, racialization of religion, demystifying Critical Race Theory, leadership, social justice, and experiential learning. 

A veteran teacher in K-8 education, Dr. Ali is also the Principal of Al-Hamra Academy where she has lead several initiatives including teaching towards equity, experiential learning, inter-faith dialogue, citizen science, and STEM education. 

Dr. Ali also serves as a Commissioner for New England Association for Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission of Independent Schools. She is actively involved in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work with NEASC and the Town of Shrewsbury where she served on the DEI Taskforce. She has served as Board Member on the Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services and is often found actively engaged in inter-faith and community-based initiatives. Dr. Ali was elected as a Trustee to the Shrewsbury Public Library. 


EdD from Northeastern University (2018)

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Northeastern University | Boston, MA | 2021-Current                                                                                 
Assistant Teaching Professor, College of Professional Studies, Graduate School of Education

Al Hamra Academy | Shrewsbury, MA | 2017-Current                                                                           

Arizona State University | Phoenix, AZ |2021                                                                             
Faculty Associate, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Worcester State University | Worcester, MA | 2020-2021
Assistant Professor, Graduate Program of Education

Al Hamra Academy | Shrewsbury, MA |  2012 - 2017
Teacher 5th grade Language Arts, Science, & Social Studies, 7th & 8th grade Religion, 2012 - Current

An Noor Academy | Piscataway, NJ |  2007-2012
Professional Development Speaker, 2011-2012

2nd grade Language Arts, Math, Science & Social Studies Teacher, 2008-2012

Assistant Kindergarten Teacher, 2007-2008

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