Marissa Lombardi



Dr. Marissa Lombardi is an Assistant Teaching Professor and the Program Director of the Master of Science in Global Studies and International Relations program. Her research interests include internationalization of the curriculum and intercultural learning and assessment in higher education. She is co-author of the book In Their Own Voice: Intercultural Meaning in Everyday Stories and frequently presents at international education conferences such as the Forum on Education Abroad, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research. Dr. Lombardi has also delivered a Harvard Medical School Residency Lecture Series on the topic of cultural competency in healthcare.

Previously, Dr. Lombardi served as dean of students at Lorenzo de’Medici Italian International Institute in Florence, Italy, where she was part of a senior leadership team responsible for the oversight of campuses in Florence, Rome, Venice, and Tuscania. She also taught in the Global Studies Department at Bentley University. Dr. Lombardi has served as senior intercultural associate at the Interchange Institute and worked extensively as a cross-cultural consultant in both Italy and the United States.


Doctor of Education from Northeastern University (2012)