Joel K. Shapiro

Clinical Associate Professor and Executive Director for the Program on Data Analytics at Kellogg at Kellogg School of Management


Kellogg School of Management

Joel Shapiro, JD, PhD, is clinical associate professor of data analytics.

Joel is an expert on helping business leaders and organizations generate business value by building and scaling enterprise-wide analytics strategies that achieve important business goals. With a laser focus on building real and lasting business value, Joel helps organizations ensure smart analytics investment and sustainable success.

Joel leads Kellogg's Analytical Consulting Lab and teaches advanced analytics electives in the MBA curriculum. His work has been featured globally via regular keynote addresses and thought-leader authorship top business publications. Joel is also a recognized expert in the creation and management of online learning programs and the impact of new methods of teaching and learning on traditional models of higher education.

Joel holds a PhD in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, CA, a JD from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL, and a BS in physics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2003, Political Analysis, RAND Graduate School
  • Juris Doctor, 1998, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, 1994, College of LSA, University of Michigan

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Continuing Studies, Northwestern University, 2003-present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Statistics, School of Education, Loyola University, 2003-2003
  • Physics Teacher, Lincoln Park High School, 1994-1995

Professional Experience

  • Attorney, Schwartz & Freeman, 1998-1999
  • Policy Analyst / Doctoral Fellow, RAND Corporation, 1999-2001
  • Senior Researcher, ROCKMAN ET AL, 2003-2007


Courses Taught

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