Dee Masiello, Ed.D is the Founding Director of the Center for Continuing and Professional Education at Suffolk University. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing the Center’s strategic and operational strategy focused on noncredit professional and executive programming. Prior to joining Suffolk, Dee served as Assistant Dean of Summer and Extended Studies at Boston College where she oversaw all undergraduate courses during the summer term. She was also responsible for the development of noncredit and executive programs related to the development of skills as defined by the “Future or Work” Prior to this role, she served as Dean of the School of Continuing Studies at Dean College in Franklin, MA and before that, Assistant Dean of Graduate and Faculty Affairs for the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.

Dee spent over 10 years working at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. During that time, she held several pivotal roles including building the operations for the Online MBA, the first fully online, nationally accredited, MBA program in the United States.

Dee earned a doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Change from the University of Southern California, a Master of Education from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts.

She currently teaches at Georgetown University, Northeastern University, and at Boston College at the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas including organizational behavior, strategy and international business. She also serves as dissertation chair for the Doctor of Education Program and the Doctor of Law and Policy at the Graduate School of Education at Northeastern University.

Dee has traveled to six of the seven continents. International destinations include; Australia, China, Vietnam, Argentina, Chile, Hong Kong, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Egypt, and many countries in western Europe. England, however, remains her favorite destination due to her passion for Medieval British History.


  • EdD Leadership and Organization Change, University of Southern California
  • MEd Education Administration, Northeastern University
  • BA English, University of Massachusetts

Selected Presentations

  • Presenter at Boston College's Undergraduate Research Conference, March 23, 2019, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA “The Role of Research in Innovation and Organizational Growth.”
  • New England Workforce Network Conference, March 20, 2015, Cape Cod Community College, Cape Cod, MA “Model for Collaboration: Mentorship and the Virtual World.”
  • Presenter at UPCEA National Conference, March 2014, Miami, FL, “A Highly Collaborative Approach to Strategic Enrollment Management; Using a Data-Driven Approach to Assess Enrollment and Curricular Strength of Adult Education Programs”
  • Presenter, 15th Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, November 2011 “Online International Education”
  • Panelist on Eduventures Member Roundtable, “Taking Stock of Online Service Firms”, March 2011