Jonida Spahija is a Lecturer in the Applied Intelligence program and has been teaching Psychology of Applied Intelligence, Understanding Intelligence Collection, Applied Intelligence Communications and Ethics of Applied Intelligence since the program inception in Fall 2017.

Jonida Spahija

She is currently a candidate for an Education Doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership at University of Southern California and conducts Cognitive Bias training at the Department of Defense. 


Most recently, she served as the Director of Strategic Partnerships working for the public school system. In this role, she was responsible for identifying, developing partnerships and creating new business models to achieve defined goals, particularly for underserved students. She previously worked in the private sector and held a multitude of finance, accounting, and research positions at Fidelity Investments. She spent the majority of her time working in business intelligence for the Fidelity Enterprise Relationships Group, a unit of Fidelity Investments responsible for growing and retaining Fidelity’s most strategic institutional client relationships. She was a key team member in the oversight of the planning and management of continuous communication used in retaining Fidelity’s most strategic institutional clients. She produced briefing updates, developed independent business insight and recommendations, and effectively communicated these results to the senior management team. Her responsibilities included collaboration with senior executives, supporting critical client relationships through enterprise engagement, leading strategic account planning sessions and gathering competitive business intelligence.


Jonida received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Bentley University and a Masters Degree in Leadership from Northeastern University.