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Elizabeth E. Lyons

Elizabeth E. Lyons
Email:  elyons@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-8710
Fax: (202) 663-3131
Room: II-1155
Organization:   (IIA)
Title:  Program Coordinator (On-Detail to the Dept. of State)

Biography:
From March 2011 to March 2012, Elizabeth Lyons is on detail to the Department of State, serving as a Senior Advisor in the Space, Science and Health Directorate of the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. From 2008-2011 she was Program Coordinator for the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Program in the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE). She has served in various capacities at NSF since 1996. From 2003-2008 she served as the Program Coordinator for the Africa, Near East and South Asia region in OISE. From 2002-2003 she was a Program Manager for SubSaharan Africa in OISE. From 1996-1998 and from 1999-2002 she served as a Program Director in the Division of Environmental Biology.

Lyons' international experience includes a summer of research in Costa Rica during her doctoral studies, and the 1998-1999 year spent in Kenya where she organized a regional meeting on invasive species and conducted biological field research on the interaction of ants, acacia trees, and elephants on the African savanna.

Lyons received an A.B. in Sociology from Harvard University, an M.F.S. from Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a Ph. D. in Botany and Genetics from Duke University. Following completion of her Ph.D., Lyons held faculty positions at Northwestern University and Amherst College.




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