Peter Lyons’s research and publications are in the areas of child maltreatment, risk assessment, program evaluation, and decision-making. He is co-author, with Howard J. Doueck, of the book The Dissertation: from Beginning to End, (2010) published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Lyons has presented scholarly papers at national and international conferences and has published numerous journal articles, monographs, and book chapters. He was the founding director of the Center for Collaborative Social Work at GSU, and as Principal Investigator on the school’s Professional Excellence and Child Welfare Education grants has been the recipient of more than $13 million in external funding. He has extensive international experience having worked as a social work practitioner, administrator, and teacher in the UK, Canada, and the US.