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Heather Z. Lyons, Ph.D.

Heather Lyons


  • 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

Courses Taught

  • PY 253D - Multicultural Issues in Psychology
  • PY 620 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • PY 621 - Principles and Practices of Psychotherapy
  • PY 624 - Marriage and Family Therapy
  • PY 710 - Diversity Issues in Psychology
  • PY 870 - Diversity Seminar


  • 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 Psychology, 61(3), 473-483. [doi]
  • 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), 1-9. [doi]
  • Lyons, H. Z., Bike, D. H., Ojeda, L., Johnson, A., Rosales, R., & 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. [doi]

Areas of Specialization

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