Anna Lionello



Dr. Lionello is a lecturer for the Master of Science in Global Studies and International Relations Program.

Her research interests include exploring the psychosocial impact of cultural practices like female genital mutilation (FGM).  Dr. Lionello’s publications include action research for the abandonment of FGM in Sierra Leone. Her general interests lie in ending gender-based violence through research and program development, and her true passion is teaching.

Previously, she has held positions as a faculty member for Endicott College and The Chicago School, and has worked in administration for John Cabot University in Italy.

Dr. Lionello’s career started with The Washington Times producing reports to promote underdeveloped countries. She also co-founded Constitutional Literacy International (CLI), a nonprofit organization, to help young students in developing countries learn their constitutional rights.

Bilingual in English and Italian with working knowledge of Spanish, Dr. Lionello holds a PhD in International Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, an MA in International Affairs from the Universita’ degli Studi di Siena, Italy, and a BA in International Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Dr. Lionello has lived, studied, and/or worked in several countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia.  She was born and raised in Naples, Italy.


PhD from Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2015)