Haupert holds a bachelor's degree in music education with emphases in piano/flute performance from the College of St. Scholastica, as well as M.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Piano Performance Practice from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. She has studied piano with LeAnn House, Seth Carlin, and Sona Haydon. She has received both of Viterbo University’s most prestigious teaching awards—the Alec Chui Memorial Award (2012) and Teacher of the Year (2014)—recognizing her dedication to excellence in student research and music composition. She was named a Research Fellow for Viterbo University's Institute for Ethics in Leadership (2015–2016).