Dr. Bill Lyons
Bill Lyons is a Professor of Political Science, an Associate Dean for the college, and a recognized Outstanding Teacher of the Year at The University of Akron.
His most recent book, The Akron Story Circle Project: Rethinking Race in Classroom and Community, co-authored with colleagues from five different disciplines, was published in 2017. He was also featured in Pechakucha Akron VI in February 2017.
Bill’s first book, The Politics of Community Policing (1999, University of Michigan Press), was an analysis of the neighborhood politics surrounding the emergence of community policing in Seattle. He has also published Punishing Schools (co-authored with Julie Drew in 2006, University of Michigan Press) and Sound-Bite Saboteurs (co-authored with Julie Drew and Lance Svehla in 2010, SUNY Press).
- Ph.D. University of Washington
- Fields: Law and Society, Policing Reform and Urban Politics, Comparative Criminal Justice, Conflict Management, Public Law
3700:100 Government and Politics in the U.S.
3800:100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3700:334 Law, Mediation & Violence (Conflict Transformation Core Course)
3700:335 Law & Society
3700:461 Supreme Court & Constitutional Law
Areas of Responsibility
Conflict Management, Law & Society, Crime & Punishment, Constitutional Law