Faculty Insights

Northeastern is committed to creating a learning environment which is led by faculty who share their real-world experience with students. Meeting students where they are is a key factor in our experiential learning model. Here, we’ve compiled articles, tips, and how-to guides from Northeastern faculty to showcase their knowledge and expertise that extends well beyond the walls of the classroom.

June 14, 2017

How Risk-Taking Helped Shape One Faculty Member's Career

Keenan Davis explains how he went from a career in sports to teaching regulatory affairs.


May 4, 2017

How One Faculty Member Links Computer Science with Human Behavior

Xiaomu Zhou, lead faculty member for the Master of Professional Studies in Informatics program, shares her approach to teaching and how she found her way to Northeastern.


April 18, 2017

Dan Czirjak Uses Images from Outer Space to Solve Problems on the Ground

Czirjak, a faculty member in our Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology, shares how he teaches remote sensing and spectroscopic image analysis.


March 29, 2017

How One Professor Is Helping Students Become More Effective Communicators

Sabine Amend describes her experience teaching in the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication program.


March 1, 2017

How Jim Holst Integrates Real-World Security Scenarios into His Classroom

Holst, a faculty member in the former Master of Arts in Homeland Security program, is helping students "talk the talk" and "walk the walk" when it comes to IT issues and management.


February 7, 2017

Mara Acel-Green Leverages Her Expertise to Guide Future Nonprofit Managers

"It's thrilling to teach people interested in a field you are passionate about and see them shift in such a short period of time," says Mara Acel-Green.


January 26, 2017

How One Faculty Member Interconnects Art, Design, and Emerging Technologies

"Just because we can do something with technology doesn't mean we should," says Northeastern lecturer Lisa deBettencourt.


January 10, 2017

Chris Bolick on Teaching Project Management

Chris Bolick, building design manager at Lowe's, shares his experience teaching at Northeastern.


November 30, 2016

5 Skills Employers Want to See in Graduate Students

Identifying your best transferrable skills is critical, but which ones should you be emphasizing? Co-op Director Ellen Stoddard explains.


June 29, 2016

How to Be a Successful Online Learner

Are you interested in pursuing an online education, but not sure what to expect or how to succeed? Northeastern Senior Instructional Designer Melanie Kasparian highlights the qualities of successful online learners.