Career 911 "Keeping it Real" Hangout #3 with Melissa Simon & Joel Shapiro


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

Joel Shapiro, JD, PhD, is clinical associate professor and executive director of the program on data analytics at Kellogg.

Joel teaches graduate courses in decision analytics and policy analysis, with a strong focus on how to apply analytic solutions to solve real-life problems.  He has deep experience in leading education institutions to become truly data-driven, helping them build capacity to engage in, and craft strategies resulting from, analytics initiatives.

At Kellogg, Joel is building a robust analytics ecosystem to engage faculty, students, and industry, creating synergies around the use of data analytics to to solve important problems.  Prior to joining Kellogg, Joel served as associate dean of academics of Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, where he led the creation and growth of new graduate, undergraduate, and non-credit programs in technical and analytic sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts.  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.  In his free time, Joel likes to play golf and basketball, garden, and spend time with his family and dogs.

Education Doctor of Philosophy, 2003, Political Analysis, RAND Graduate School

Juris Doctor, 1998, Northwestern University School of Law

Bachelor of Science in Physics, 1994, University of Michigan, School of LSA

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

Other Professional Experience Attorney, Schwartz & Freeman, 1998-1999

Policy Analyst / Doctoral Fellow, RAND Corporation, 1999-2001

Senior Researcher, ROCKMAN ET AL, 2003-2007

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