Shannon Alpert

Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Shannon Alpert spent the first 15 years of her career leading projects and teams responsible for creating learning solutions in the telecommunications and financial services industries. She also consulted with K-8 and higher education organizations on project and portfolio management while also teaching online graduate courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Dr. Alpert joined Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies at the end of 2014 and served for over 6 years in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program. She was the lead faculty for the Integrative Studies concentration of the EdD program, principal instructor for the Advanced Research Design course, and dissertation chair for over 30 doctoral research projects. In 2021, Dr. Alpert joined the Professional Programs domain as a principal instructor for the Bachelor of Science in Project Management. In 2022, she became Faculty Lead for Project Management programs, including the Master of Science in Project Management, Bachelor of Science in Project Management, and graduate certificate programs.

Dr. Alpert's research interests include action research related to faculty technology adoption and faculty use of learning management systems, as well as exploration of project management practices 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, Dr. Alpert has served as an elected member of the College of Professional Studies Faculty Academic Council, vice chair for the Professional Standards Committee, a member of the Faculty Elections Committee, and a member of the Financial Affairs Committee for the Faculty Senate. Outside of the University, she is an active volunteer for wildlife conservation and serves as a community board member with a focus on addressing housing insecurity.

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

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

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