Shannon Alpert

Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Shannon Alpert joined Northeastern University at the end of 2014 and currently teaches and advises doctoral students in the Doctor of Education program. She earned her undergraduate (English/secondary education) and masters (instructional technology) degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta. In addition to 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 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. Dr. Alpert teaches graduate courses in research methods, workplace learning, and project management. Dr. Alpert, along with Dr. Wendy Crocker, are principal investigators of 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, Dr. Alpert is the faculty lead for the Integrative Studies concentration of the EdD program, principal instructor for Advanced Research Design (EDU 7294), and an elected member of the College of Professional Studies Faculty Academic Council. She also serves on the Faculty Elections Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations.


Doctor of Education 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