Thomas S. Lyons

Thomas S. Lyons

Ph.D., University of Michigan
MS., Loyola University, Chicago
B.S., Butler University

Professor and Director, Product Center Food-Ag-Bio

Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle, Dr., Rm 83
Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing MI 48824

517 432 9207, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Projects

Current Funded Research Projects

  • Liang, K. (Principal Investigator), Duncan, S., Fiegener, R., Hudson, D., Karsten, H., Lyons, T.S., and Schwarz, J., United States Department of Agriculture, “Examining the Role of Regional Food Networks (RFNs) and their Relationships to Long-Term Resilience in the US Food System through Linkages of People, Place, and Prosperity.” July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017 ($500,000).

Prior Funded Research Projects

  • Robinson, J. (Principal Investigator), Blockson, L., Dougherty, D., Germak, A., Kickul, J. LaPorte, E. and Lyons, T.S. National Science Foundation Workshop, “Engaging SBE: Bridging the Gap between Policy, Practice and Academia: Unleashing Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Societal Benefit,” Directorate of Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) Sciences’ Office of Multidisciplinary activities, National Science Foundation, Fall 2013 (approximately $50,000.00)
  • Liang, K. (Principal Investigator), Duncan, S., Fiegener, R., Hudson, D., Karsten, H., Lyons, T.S., and Schwarz, J., 2013 NERA Planning Grant, United States Department of Agriculture, “Examining the Role of Regional Food Networks (RFNs) and their Relationships to Long-Term Resilience in the US Food System through Linkages of People, Place, and Prosperity” [NE1301]. Used for meeting to prepare a full proposal for $500,000 to USDA on this research project, February 23-24, 2013 ($8,680.00).
  • Lyons, T.S., Grant, System Co-Designer, “Entrepreneurial League System, ten-parish region in central Louisiana, Rapides”, Rapides Foundation, 2007-2009 (approximately $2,000,000.00).
  • Lyons, T.S., Grant, System Co-Designer, “Advantage Valley Entrepreneurial League System, Advantage Valley Region (WV, OH, KY),” W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2005-2007 ($2,000,000.00).
  • Lyons, T.S., Grant, System Co-Designer, “Entrepreneurial League System, ten-parish region in central Louisiana”, Rapides Foundation, 2005-2007 ($1,330,000.00).
  • Lyons, T.S., Grant, Co-Principal Investigator, “Targeting Historically Challenging Areas to Redevelopment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program,” 2005-2006 ($98,000.00).
  • Lyons, T.S., Grant, System Co-Designer, “Advantage Valley Entrepreneurial League System, Advantage Valley region (WV, OH, KY)”, Benedum Foundation, 2004-2005 ($350,000.00).
  • Alternative Land Uses in Oldham County, KY,” Oldham Ahead and Oldham County Fiscal Court. Not completed due to circumstances beyond investigators’ control,” 2002-2003 ($13,000.00).
  • Lyons, T.S., Grant, Principal Investigator, “An Assessment of the Current System for Providing Minority Business Development Assistance in Louisville, Kentucky and a Strategy for its Improvement,” Phase II. City of Louisville Development Authority, 2002-2003 ($75,311.25).
  • Lyons, T.S., Grant, Lead Consultant, “Developing and Installing a Client Development System for the LCDB Enterprise Group (an empowerment business incubator),” University of Louisville’s Community Opportunity Partnership Center (COPC) Program, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2000-2001 ($11,000.00).
  • Lyons, T.S., Grant, Principal Investigator, “An Assessment of the Current System for Providing Minority Business Development Assistance in Louisville, Kentucky and a Strategy for its Improvement,” Phase I. City of Louisville Development Authority, 2000-2001 ($27,362.28).