Shannon Alpert

Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Shannon Alpert has taught online since 2011 and has over 15 years of experience leading projects and teams responsible for creating learning solutions in the telecommunications and financial services industries. She has also consulted with K-8 and higher education organizations on project and portfolio management as well as fundraising.

She joined Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies at the end of 2014 and served for over 6 years in the Graduate School of Education Doctor of Education (EdD) program. In this role, she was the faculty lead for the Integrative Studies concentration of the EdD program and principal instructor for the Advanced Research Design course, while also serving as a chair and committee member for dissertation projects. In September 2021, she became principal instructor for the Bachelor of Science in Project Management.

Her research interests include action research related to faculty technology adoption and faculty use of learning management systems, as well as exploration of how projects are managed in academic settings. She is currently co-principal investigator for a study examining the influence of learning management systems on course discussions in graduate programs.

In addition to serving on a variety of committees and working groups across the University, she is an elected member of the College of Professional Studies Faculty Academic Council, a member of the Faculty Elections Committee, and a member of the Financial Affairs Committee for the Faculty Senate. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations.

Dr. Alpert earned her undergraduate (English/secondary education) and masters (instructional technology) degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She holds certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt, and she earned her doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


EdD from University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2011)

Professional Experience

2014 - Present: Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies - Assistant Teaching Professor

2014 - 2016: Charlotte Preparatory School - Project Manager

2011 - 2014: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, College of Education - Faculty Member

2011: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Information Technology Services Program Office - Project Consultant

1997 - 2009: Bank of America - Senior Vice President

1995 - 1996: AT&T - Project Manager and Instructional Technologist

1994 - 1995: Hall County School System - High School English Teacher