Michael Lyons

Assistant Professor of Education


  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2014
  • M.A., University of South Carolina, 2011
  • B.A., University of Michigan

I am interested in the social-emotional development of middle and high school students in a positive psychological and traditional mental health framework. Specifically, my research reflects an interest in understanding the mechanisms and practices in a school setting that promote student well-being and school-relevant outcomes (e.g., grades and behavior) through an ecological model. I am especially interested in school-based mentoring programs as one approach for promoting student well-being and enhancing academic outcomes.

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