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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice
Oakland University
518 Varner Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4401 (map)
(248) 370-2420
   fax: (248) 370-4608

Social Work
512 Varner Hall
(248) 370-2371 

Heidi Lyons

Assistant Professor of Sociology
508 Varner Hall
(248) 370-4102

Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests

Family, population, social demography, sex and gender, quantitative and qualitative methods, intimate dyad, and life course

Selected Publications

Heidi Lyons, Wendy D. Manning, Monica A. Longmore, and Peggy C. Giordano.  Forthcoming. “Gender and Casual Sexual Activity from Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood: Social and Life Course Correlates.” Journal of Sex Research.

Lyons, H. A., Manning, W. D., Longmore, M. A., & Giordano, P. C. 2014. "Young Adult Casual Sexual Behavior: Life-Course-Specific Motivations and Consequences." Sociological Perspectives, 57(1), 79-101.

Lyons, H. A., & Smith, Scott J. 2014. "Religiosity and the Transition to Nonmarital Parity." Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 11(2), 163-175.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda, Graham Cassano, Dennis J. Condron, Heidi A. Lyons, and George Sanders. (2014). "A collective effort to improve sociology students' writing skills." Teaching Sociology, 42(2), 130-139.

Heidi Lyons, Wendy D. Manning, Peggy C. Giordano, and Monica A. Longmore. 2013. “Predictors of Heterosexual Casual Sex among Young Adults.” Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42: 585-593.

Heidi Lyons, Peggy Giordano, Wendy Manning, and Monica Longmore. 2011. "Identity, Peer Relationships, and Adolescent Girls' Sexual Behavior: An Exploration of the Contemporary Double Standard." Journal of Sex Research, 48(5): 437-449.

* Winner of the 2011 Hugo G. Beigel Research Award (Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality)

Wendy Manning, Deanna Trella, Heidi Lyons, and Nola Du Toit. 2010. "Marriageable Women: A Focus on Participants in a Community Healthy Marriage Program." Family Relations, 59: 87-102.

Courses Taught

SOC 100 Intro to Sociology
SOC 202 Research Methods
SOC 203 Social Statistics with Computer Applications
SOC 308 Population Dynamics
SOC 335 Sociology of the Family