Loyola University Maryland


Heather Z. Lyons, Ph.D.

Heather LyonsProfessor of Psychology

Office: BE 224
Telephone: 410-617-2309
Email: HZLyons@loyola.edu


  • B.S. (Psychology, minor in Women's Studies), Northeastern University
  • M.A. (Counseling Psychology), University of Maryland
  • Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology), University of Maryland
  • Pre-doctoral Internship, Georgia State University Counseling Center
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Scholarly Interests:

Culture, discrimination and person-organization fit in the workplace; social cognitive and cultural influences on career expectations, and training issues in multicultural psychology.

Representative Publications:

Lyons, H. Z., Velez, B. L., Mehta, M., & Neill, N. (2014). Tests of the theory of work
adjustment with economically distressed African Americans. Journal of Counseling
, 61(3), 473.

Lyons, H. Z., & Bike, D. H. (2013). The use of multiculturally-competent research
methods to promote social justice in counseling and psychology. Journal for
Social Action in Counseling and Psychology
5(2), 1.

Lyons, H. Z., Bike, D. H., Ojeda, L., Rosales Meza, R., Johnson, A., & Flores, L. Y.
(2013). Qualitative research as social justice practice with culturally diverse
populations. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 5(2), 10-25.

Course Offerings:

PY262: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PY253D: Multicultural Issues in Psychology
PY620: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
PY621: Principles and Practices of Psychotherapy
PY710: Diversity Issues in Psychology
PY870: Diversity Issues in Psychology

D Indicates that Course Meets Criteria for Diversity Course Requirement

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A school counselor, Lauren says Loyola’s focus on cura personalis allows her see her students and clients for who they are