William Lyons, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
William Lyons earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1974. Since 1975, he has been a member of the political science faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Professor Lyons has extensive experience in public opinion polling and has worked as a consultant to numerous public agencies, private companies, and political candidates. He has also served as an expert witness in cases involving voting rights, employment discrimination, and city annexation. Professor LyonsÂ¿s principal teaching and research areas are state and local government, public opinion, urban politics, political behavior, political communications, and research methodology. He has published numerous articles in professional journals, including American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Quarterly, Journal of Politics, Social Science Quarterly, State and Local Government Review, Journal of Marketing Research, and Public Administration Review. He is also the coauthor, with John M. Scheb II and Billy Stair, of Government and Politics in Tennessee (University of Tennessee Press 2002). Since 1976, Professor Lyons has also served as the political analysis for WBIR-TV, Knoxville. He is also the chairman of the board of KnoxvilleÂ¿s Community Development Corporation.
ohn M. Scheb II, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
John M. Scheb II received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1982. Since then, he has been a member of the political science faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Professor SchebÂ¿s primary interest is public law, which includes constitutional law, administrative law, and criminal law and procedure. His secondary interest is public opinion. Professor Scheb has been involved in numerous survey research projects for government agencies, political candidates, and private businesses. He is the coauthor of Criminal Law and Procedure, 4th edition (Wadsworth, 2001) and, with Otis H. Stephens, Jr., of American Constitutional Law, 3rd edition (Wadsworth 2002). He is also the coauthor, with William Lyons and Billy Stair, of Government and Politics in Tennessee (University of Tennessee Press 2002). Professor SchebÂ¿s research has been published in a number of professional journals, including Journal of Politics, American Politics Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Political Behavior, Law and Policy, Tennessee Law Review, Judicature, and State and Local Government Review. Professor Scheb is the chair of the legal studies program at the University of Tennessee.
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