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Tim Lionetti

Core Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

Dr. Lionetti is currently Core Faculty in the BS Psychology program. He previously served as the Program Director of the PhD and MS in Clinical Psychology at Walden University. Dr. Lionetti has held a school psychology certification in Pennsylvania, and is a Licensed Psychologist in the same state. Dr. Lionetti earned his Doctorate degree in School Psychology from Lehigh University. He has contributed to the fields of psychology and education through multiple presentations and writings. Dr. Lionetti has presented at the national and state levels on a variety of topics, including improving student reading fluency, promoting physical activity in the schools and health promotion, and on recruiting school psychologists. Similarly, he has been published in scholarly journals on the same topics. His clinical and research interests include improving student reading, health promotion, effects of age on academic success, behavioral disorders, and the linking of the mental health and school systems. Lastly, Dr. Lionetti continues to work with children, schools, and families within the school and mental health systems using both direct and consultative services. Dr. Lionetti has been a faculty member for 20 years, 12 of which have been at Walden.


PhD, Lehigh University


Lionetti, T. M., Cole, C. (2004). A comparison of the effects of two rates of listening while reading on oral reading fluency and reading comprehension Education and Treatment of Children

Lionetti, T., Snyder, E., Christner, R. (2011). A practical guide to developing competencies in school psychology

Lionetti, T. M., Hirsh, A. (1999). Critical evaluation of school-based mental health programs ASP Insight

Lionetti, T. M., Kumar, V. (1999). Optimism, level of exercise, and Barriers to Exercise Indian Journal Of Clinical Psychology


Lionetti, T. M. (1999). Critical evaluation of school based mental health programs

Renjilian, D., Lionetti, T. M., Richards, K. (2008). Is the world getting smaller or are kids getting bigger?

Lionetti, T. M. (2004). Is Your Child Ready To Start School?: Considerations for delaying entrance into kindergarten

Lionetti, T. M., Sumner, K. (2003). National survey of assessment practices in school psychology training programs

Lionetti, T. M., Sumner, K. (2003). Representation of school psychology in Introductory psychology textbooks: Creating opportunities for school psychologists

Lionetti, T. M., Gruber, M. (2004). Should my baby start school?: Considerations for delaying entrance into kindergarten

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