About Dee

Know your past and you know how to change it. Using our history will be the starting point to how we progress and work towards new goals.

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”

Who is Dee?

I am an exceptional program builder and change agent. I create partnerships and links to devise the perfect program for a given vision. I engage stakeholders to build trust and alliances. I have over 20 years of demonstrated success in strategy and innovation. I am a creative thinker, often thinking outside of the box to design a plan of action to achieve a specific end. I am dedicated to promoting relationships and synergy with clients as well as stakeholders globally in order to drive positive change and cohesive approaches for long-term success.


  • Strategy and organizational behavior
  • Leadership development
  • Influence and persuasion in the workplace
  • Team building through design thinking principles
  • Organizational renewal
  • Change management
  • Asking the right questions to build the right processes

Why Empowertunity? Beyond the incredible work environment, Empowertunity’s mission is truly inspiring. Knowing that every day we are making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and organizations, empowering them to achieve their goals, brings immense satisfaction and fulfillment. The positive impact we create fuels my passion and motivates me to give my best every day.

Formal Education:

Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) Leadership and Organizational Change, University of Southern California

Masters of Education (MEd.) Higher Education Administration, Northeastern University

Bachelors (BA) English, UMASS Boston

Dee Masiello, Ed.D joined Suffolk University in April of 2021 as the Founding Director of the Center for Continuing and Professional Education. 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 Suffolk, Dee served as Assistant Dean of Summer and Extended Studies at Boston College’s Woods College for Advancing Studies where she oversaw all undergraduate programming over the summer term and pre college residential programs. 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 operations for the Online MBA, which was at the time, 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 and Northeastern University 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 Law and Policy at the Graduate School of Education at Northeastern University.

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Dee is not only the queen of building programs and implementating them, but id you know that Dee enjoys travel and has visited 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.
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