Katherine Lyon

Assistant Professor of Teaching | Teaching Assistant Training Coordinator
location_on AnSo-2303

Research Area

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of British Columbia

M.A., Sociology, University of Toronto
 

About

Current Teaching:

edX free course. “Social Inequality in Global Pandemics”  (register here)

COVID-19 & Society (SOCI 410)

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 (Vant 149)

Vantage One In-Term Orientation Program (Arts 101)

Jump Start (UBC Transition Program for First Year International Students)


Research

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) Student wellness under COVID-19

ii) Inclusive assessment practices in multiple choice exams

iii) Turning public spaces into learning spaces through emerging media

iv) Accessibility of experiential learning for new international students

v) Gendered trajectories in engineering education


Publications

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:

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.

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 Purposes43(1), 1475-1486.

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

Ho, M., Lyon, K.A., Lightfoot, J., Shaw, A. (2018). Thinking like a Sociologist, but how? Using reflective worksheets to enhance metacognition in a classroom with diverse learners. Teaching with Metacognition, 2, 1-3.

d’Entremont, A., Gustafson, H., Verrett, J., Lyon, K.A., Greer, K., Ali, A. (2017). Gendered words in US engineering recruitment documents. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, 1-6.

d’Entremont, A., Greer, K., & Lyon, K.A. (2017). Images of the future: Gender and portrayals of faculty and industry members in Canadian engineering school recruitment materials. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, 14, 1-7.

Bartolic, S.K., Lyon, K.A., Sierra, L., & White, J. (2016). Comparative approaches to teaching family theory. Family Science Review, 21(1), 56-70.

d’Entremont, A., Greer, K., & Lyon, K.A., Demmers, D., Wamsteeker, K. (2016). Imagery and gender in Canadian Engineering Recruitment Documents. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, 12, 1-8.

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 recruitment materials. In WWEST’s Gender diversity in STEM: A briefing on women in science and engineering (Vol. 1, pp. 35). San Francisco, CA: Blurb.

d’Entremont, A., Greer, K., & Lyon, K.A. (2015). Gendered words in Canadian engineering recruitment documents. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, 12, 1-7. 

Education Research:

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.

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.

Textbooks and Peer-Reviewed Lesson Plans:  

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. (2015). Collaborating to cultivate a productive learning environment. Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, Washington DC: American Sociological Association.

Lyon, K. A., & Guppy, N. (2014). Teaching the Sociological Imagination: Imagining the social side of loneliness.” Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, Washington DC: American Sociological Association.

Other Research:

Roth, W. D., & Lyon, K. A. (2018). Genetic ancestry tests and race: Who takes them, why, and how do they affect racial identities? In K. Suzuki & D. von Vacano (Eds.), Reconsidering race: Cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, New York: Oxford University Press.

Lyon, K. A., & Frohard-Dourlent, H. (2015). “Let’s talk about the institution”: Same-sex common-law partners negotiating marriage equality and relationship legitimacy. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie, 52(4), 402–428.

Professional Reports: SoTL

McPhee, S., Lyon, K.A. (2020). Remote Teaching for Student Wellness Under COVID-19. Vancouver, BC: iSoTL Institute.

Lyon, K. A. McPhee, S., Hewitt, N., Wilson, B. (2020). Real World Classrooms at the University of British Columbia. In M. Brown, M. McCormack, J. Reeves, D.C. Brooks, and S. Grajek (Eds.) 2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report: Teaching and Learning Edition (pp. 29). Louisville, CO: EDUCAUSE.

Lyon, K.A., Bravo, M., Nabavi, M., & Pollard, B. (2014). Conducting student focus groups: A summary of best practices & available support for UBC’s Flexible Learning Initiative. Vancouver, BC: UBC Vice President, Students office, UBC.

Bravo, M., Lyon, K.A., Nabavi, M., & Pollard, B. (2014). Students’ expressed needs and interests in their classroom learning experiences. Vancouver, BC: UBC Vice President, Students office, UBC.

 


Katherine Lyon

Assistant Professor of Teaching | Teaching Assistant Training Coordinator
location_on AnSo-2303

Ph.D., Sociology, University of British Columbia

M.A., Sociology, University of Toronto
 

Current Teaching:

edX free course. "Social Inequality in Global Pandemics"  (register here)

COVID-19 & Society (SOCI 410)

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 (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) Student wellness under COVID-19

ii) Inclusive assessment practices in multiple choice exams

iii) Turning public spaces into learning spaces through emerging media

iv) Accessibility of experiential learning for new international students

v) Gendered trajectories in engineering education

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:

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.

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 Purposes43(1), 1475-1486.

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

Ho, M., Lyon, K.A., Lightfoot, J., Shaw, A. (2018). Thinking like a Sociologist, but how? Using reflective worksheets to enhance metacognition in a classroom with diverse learners. Teaching with Metacognition, 2, 1-3.

d’Entremont, A., Gustafson, H., Verrett, J., Lyon, K.A., Greer, K., Ali, A. (2017). Gendered words in US engineering recruitment documents. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, 1-6.

d’Entremont, A., Greer, K., & Lyon, K.A. (2017). Images of the future: Gender and portrayals of faculty and industry members in Canadian engineering school recruitment materials. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, 14, 1-7.

Bartolic, S.K., Lyon, K.A., Sierra, L., & White, J. (2016). Comparative approaches to teaching family theory. Family Science Review, 21(1), 56-70.

d’Entremont, A., Greer, K., & Lyon, K.A., Demmers, D., Wamsteeker, K. (2016). Imagery and gender in Canadian Engineering Recruitment Documents. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, 12, 1-8.

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 recruitment materials. In WWEST’s Gender diversity in STEM: A briefing on women in science and engineering (Vol. 1, pp. 35). San Francisco, CA: Blurb.

d’Entremont, A., Greer, K., & Lyon, K.A. (2015). Gendered words in Canadian engineering recruitment documents. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, 12, 1-7. 

Education Research:

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.

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.

Textbooks and Peer-Reviewed Lesson Plans:  

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. (2015). Collaborating to cultivate a productive learning environment. Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, Washington DC: American Sociological Association.

Lyon, K. A., & Guppy, N. (2014). Teaching the Sociological Imagination: Imagining the social side of loneliness.” Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, Washington DC: American Sociological Association.

Other Research:

Roth, W. D., & Lyon, K. A. (2018). Genetic ancestry tests and race: Who takes them, why, and how do they affect racial identities? In K. Suzuki & D. von Vacano (Eds.), Reconsidering race: Cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, New York: Oxford University Press.

Lyon, K. A., & Frohard-Dourlent, H. (2015). “Let's talk about the institution”: Same-sex common-law partners negotiating marriage equality and relationship legitimacy. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie, 52(4), 402–428.

Professional Reports: SoTL

McPhee, S., Lyon, K.A. (2020). Remote Teaching for Student Wellness Under COVID-19. Vancouver, BC: iSoTL Institute.

Lyon, K. A. McPhee, S., Hewitt, N., Wilson, B. (2020). Real World Classrooms at the University of British Columbia. In M. Brown, M. McCormack, J. Reeves, D.C. Brooks, and S. Grajek (Eds.) 2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report: Teaching and Learning Edition (pp. 29). Louisville, CO: EDUCAUSE.

Lyon, K.A., Bravo, M., Nabavi, M., & Pollard, B. (2014). Conducting student focus groups: A summary of best practices & available support for UBC’s Flexible Learning Initiative. Vancouver, BC: UBC Vice President, Students office, UBC.

Bravo, M., Lyon, K.A., Nabavi, M., & Pollard, B. (2014). Students’ expressed needs and interests in their classroom learning experiences. Vancouver, BC: UBC Vice President, Students office, UBC.

 

Katherine Lyon

Assistant Professor of Teaching | Teaching Assistant Training Coordinator
location_on AnSo-2303

Ph.D., Sociology, University of British Columbia

M.A., Sociology, University of Toronto
 

Current Teaching:

edX free course. "Social Inequality in Global Pandemics"  (register here)

COVID-19 & Society (SOCI 410)

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 (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) Student wellness under COVID-19

ii) Inclusive assessment practices in multiple choice exams

iii) Turning public spaces into learning spaces through emerging media

iv) Accessibility of experiential learning for new international students

v) Gendered trajectories in engineering education

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:

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.

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 Purposes43(1), 1475-1486.

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

Ho, M., Lyon, K.A., Lightfoot, J., Shaw, A. (2018). Thinking like a Sociologist, but how? Using reflective worksheets to enhance metacognition in a classroom with diverse learners. Teaching with Metacognition, 2, 1-3.

d’Entremont, A., Gustafson, H., Verrett, J., Lyon, K.A., Greer, K., Ali, A. (2017). Gendered words in US engineering recruitment documents. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, 1-6.

d’Entremont, A., Greer, K., & Lyon, K.A. (2017). Images of the future: Gender and portrayals of faculty and industry members in Canadian engineering school recruitment materials. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, 14, 1-7.

Bartolic, S.K., Lyon, K.A., Sierra, L., & White, J. (2016). Comparative approaches to teaching family theory. Family Science Review, 21(1), 56-70.

d’Entremont, A., Greer, K., & Lyon, K.A., Demmers, D., Wamsteeker, K. (2016). Imagery and gender in Canadian Engineering Recruitment Documents. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, 12, 1-8.

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 recruitment materials. In WWEST’s Gender diversity in STEM: A briefing on women in science and engineering (Vol. 1, pp. 35). San Francisco, CA: Blurb.

d’Entremont, A., Greer, K., & Lyon, K.A. (2015). Gendered words in Canadian engineering recruitment documents. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, 12, 1-7. 

Education Research:

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.

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.

Textbooks and Peer-Reviewed Lesson Plans:  

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. (2015). Collaborating to cultivate a productive learning environment. Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, Washington DC: American Sociological Association.

Lyon, K. A., & Guppy, N. (2014). Teaching the Sociological Imagination: Imagining the social side of loneliness.” Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, Washington DC: American Sociological Association.

Other Research:

Roth, W. D., & Lyon, K. A. (2018). Genetic ancestry tests and race: Who takes them, why, and how do they affect racial identities? In K. Suzuki & D. von Vacano (Eds.), Reconsidering race: Cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, New York: Oxford University Press.

Lyon, K. A., & Frohard-Dourlent, H. (2015). “Let's talk about the institution”: Same-sex common-law partners negotiating marriage equality and relationship legitimacy. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie, 52(4), 402–428.

Professional Reports: SoTL

McPhee, S., Lyon, K.A. (2020). Remote Teaching for Student Wellness Under COVID-19. Vancouver, BC: iSoTL Institute.

Lyon, K. A. McPhee, S., Hewitt, N., Wilson, B. (2020). Real World Classrooms at the University of British Columbia. In M. Brown, M. McCormack, J. Reeves, D.C. Brooks, and S. Grajek (Eds.) 2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report: Teaching and Learning Edition (pp. 29). Louisville, CO: EDUCAUSE.

Lyon, K.A., Bravo, M., Nabavi, M., & Pollard, B. (2014). Conducting student focus groups: A summary of best practices & available support for UBC’s Flexible Learning Initiative. Vancouver, BC: UBC Vice President, Students office, UBC.

Bravo, M., Lyon, K.A., Nabavi, M., & Pollard, B. (2014). Students’ expressed needs and interests in their classroom learning experiences. Vancouver, BC: UBC Vice President, Students office, UBC.