Ph.D., Sociology, University of British Columbia
M.A., Sociology, University of Toronto
Editor, Pedagogy Series, International Sociological Association Social Justice and Democratization Space (2020-present)
edX free course. “Social Inequality in Global Pandemics” (register here)
Global Pandemics (Soci 290)
Social Interaction and Culture (Soci 101)
Inequality and Social Change (Soci 102)
Sociological Methods: Qualitative Research (Soci 382)
Vantage College Projects (Vant 148)
Multidisciplinary Research Project (Capstone Conference Project) (Vant 149)
Vantage One In-Term Orientation Program (Arts 101)
Jump Start (UBC Transition Program for First Year International Students)
I work within the fields of sociology of education and scholarship of teaching and learning, focusing on experiential pedagogies and inclusive assessment. Currently I am researching:
i) Inclusive assessment practices in multiple choice exams (listen here)
ii) Accessibility of community-engaged learning for new international students
iii) Self-regulated learning for new university students
Ball, J., Tepperman, L., Lyon, K.A. (2025). The Stacked Deck: An Introduction to Social Inequality (3rd ed.). Under contract with Oxford University Press
Tepperman, L., Curtis, J., Lyon, K.A., & Colavecchia, S. (2024, in press). Social problems: A Canadian perspective (6th ed.). Oxford University Press.
Lyon, K.A., Christy, K., & Miniaci, A. (2022). COVID-19 and society. Oxford University Press.
Peer-Reviewed Articles (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)
Lyon, K. A., Roberson, N., Lam, M., Riccardi, D., Lightfoot, J., & Lilliot, S. (2023). A sociological lens on linguistic diversity: Implications for writing inclusive multiple-choice assessments. Teaching Sociology. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1177/0092055X221134126
Lyon, K. A., Holroyd, H., Malette, N., Greer, K., & Bartolic, S.K. (2022). Owning the conversation: Mentor and mentee perceptions of student-led peer mentoring. Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. 30(1), 65-83. DOI: 10.1080/13611267.2022.2030187
Riccardi, D., Lightfoot, J., Lam, M., Lyon, K. A., Roberson, N. D., & Lolliot, S. (2020). Investigating the effects of reducing linguistic complexity on EAL student comprehension in first-year undergraduate assessments. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 43(1), 1475-1486.
Lyon, K.A., Malette, N., Holroyd, H., Greer, K., & Bartolic, S. K. (2020). Reimagining ownership of formal, student-led peer mentoring: Student mentors speak back to the literature. The Chronicle of Mentoring & Coaching, 1(13), 13–18.
Lyon, K. A., & Guppy, N. (2016). Enhancing student compositional diversity in the sociology classroom. Teaching Sociology, 44(2), 106-117.
Bartolic, S. K., Lyon, K. A., Sierra, L., & White, J. M. (2016). Comparative approaches to teaching family theories. Family Science Review, 21 (1),56-70.
Lyon, K.A. & Malette, N. (2020). Sociological approaches to education in Canada. In S. Knudson & D. Hahn (Eds.), Committing sociology: Critical perspectives on our social world. Pearson Publishing, Don Mills Ontario (26p).
Lyon, K.A., Tézli, A., & Khan, S., Rama, S. (2020). Institutional and contextual factors that shape sociological teaching practices: The importance of global collaboration among sociology educators. International Sociological Association eSymposium for Sociology, 10(1), 1-11.
d’Entremont, Agnes, Banka, A., & Lyon, K.A. (2023). “Examining the impact of state-level affirmative action bans on the enrollment of historically excluded students in engineering schools.” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference.
d’Entremont, A., Greer, K., & Lyon, K.A. (2020). Does adding “helping disciplines” to engineering schools contribute to gender parity? Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. 10.18260/1-2–34474
Lyon, K. A., & Guppy, N. (2019). Canada: A review of research on race, ethnicity and inequality in education from 1980 to 2017. In P. Stevens & G. A. Dworkin (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education (2nd ed.), Basingstoke, Hants: Palgrave Macmillan.
Greer, K., d’Entremont, A., Lyon, K.A., Demmers, D. (2015). Creating an (un)inviting environment through texts and images: Representations of gender in engineering education recruitment materials. In WWEST’s Gender diversity in STEM: A briefing on women in science and engineering (Vol. 1). San Francisco, CA: Blurb.
Guppy, N., & Lyon, K.A. (2012). Multiculturalism, education practices and colonial legacies: The case of Canada. In C. Kassimeris, & M. Vryonides (Eds.), The politics of education: Challenging multiculturalism (pp. 114-135). New York, NY: Routledge.
Killam Teaching Prize, UBC 2021
Teaching Innovations Award, UBC Vantage One, 2019
Teaching Award, UBC Vantage One, 2018
Sessional Teaching Award, UBC Department of Sociology, 2017
SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award, American Sociological Association, 2015