John Shepherd

  • Lecturer Emeritus, Economics
  • Proprietor, Linden Tree Inn
  • Adjunct Lecturer/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Bentley University
  • Advanced Diploma in Education University of London
  • MSC University of Reading
  • M.Sc London School of Economics
  • B.S. Econ University of Wales

Teaching Interests

Educational delivery and testing; Interdisciplinary learning

Research Interests

Changing nature of the firm; Internal markets; Technology in education; Leisure sector Massachusetts

Consulting/Practice Interests

Market forecasting; Educational technology; Small business co-owner


Previously taught at Northeastern University, and in the British private school system. Other experience includes the computing industry and consultancy work to the building materials industry. Main teaching areas: macroeconomics, microeconomics, Financial markets and institutions. Areas of interest are: monetary and fiscal policy, financial markets, political economy, European integration and the use of technology in education.

Professional Memberships

  • Massachusetts Lodging Association 2002 - Present
  • Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce 2002 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2014, Hartnett Prize for best business plan, Hartnett foundation
  • 2013, Exemplary Performance award, Bentley university
  • 2012, Hartnett prize, Hartnett family
  • Publications


    Department Service

  • Library Liaison for Baker Library Liaison - Present
  • Committee Member for Economic principles department committee 2018 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Service learning center 2017 - Present
  • University Service

  • Mentor (Faculty) for Conversation Partners 2014 - 2016