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Thomas S. Lyons

LyonsThomas S. Lyons is the Lawrence N. Field Family Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management at Baruch College. He is available to share his expertise on the following topics:
— Entrepreneurship
— Social Entrepreneurship
— Community and Regional Economic Development
— Private-Public Partnerships

He has ten published books and numerous articles including, most recently, Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: The Relentless Pursuit of Mission in an Ever-Changing World. (New York: Routledge 2012), co-written with Jill Kickul; Investing in Entrepreneurs: A Strategic Approach for Strengthening Your Regional and Community Economy (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Praeger, 2010), co-authored with Gregg A. Lichtenstein.  His three-volume set Social Entrepreneurship: How Business Can Transform Society is forthcoming from ABC-CLIO/Praeger in the summer of 2012.

Lyons is also a member of the United States Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, the International Community Development Society, the National Business Incubation Association, and an Ad hoc reviewer for the Economic Development Quarterly, Evaluation and Program Planning, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, and the Journal of International Small Business.

Lyons earned a B.A. in History/Political Science, from Butler University; an M.A. in Urban Studies from Loyola University, Chicago; and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan.

CONTACTS:
Manny Romero, 646-660-6141, Manuel.Romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, 646-660-6112, Mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu