D'Amore-McKim School of Business veteran Todd Alessandri has been named the school's new Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, effective Aug. 1, 2022. He's leading D'Amore-McKim's undergraduate curricular initiatives and the teams that support students through academic advising, student services, and cooperative education. In his more than 13 years at the school, Alessandri has served as an associate professor of International Business and Strategy and as the faculty director of the Full-Time MBA Program from 2012-2019.

“I'm looking forward to immersing myself in the undergraduate landscape and building upon the momentum in place,” says Alessandri.

Prior to joining Northeastern, Alessandri served as an assistant professor in the Management department of both Syracuse University and Providence College. Earlier in his career, he worked as a senior financial analyst for Lifeline Systems, Inc. and as a senior associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers. As a strategist in practice and in academia, Alessandri will approach this new role with deep consideration of how the undergraduate program fits into the larger picture at the school, university, and global level. 

Alessandri understands the importance of staying up to date on the changing landscape of higher education. “What's happening outside our four walls?” he asks when responding about how undergraduate programs will continue to deliver curriculum to meet the needs of the ever-evolving global business world. In a time of exciting changes in academia and at the university level, he's energized by the prospect of expanding opportunities for business students while ensuring a holistic D'Amore-McKim experience across the Northeastern network.  

Alessandri is notably excited to collaborate with his colleagues in his new role. He says, “From an operational standpoint, our undergraduate program is a well-oiled machine,” to which he credits his predecessor, Professor Jeffery A. Born, whom he says “assembled and led a phenomenal group of faculty and staff that supports our efforts on the undergraduate level.” Alessandri's love for being part of a team was instilled during his time working for a big four firm and fuels his excitement to engage in meaningful collaboration across the school and university. 

In this new role, he would also like to enhance student development along the freshman year to career pipeline, taking great pride in knowing that this effort will transcend the university. At the end of the academic experience, his greatest hope is that “students can leave D'Amore-McKim in a position to confidently leverage their business education and cooperative experience to land fulfilling careers and make positive contributions within and beyond the business world.”