William Lyons

Academic Publications

Articles:

  • William Lyons, “The 2002 Elections in Tennessee,” SouthNow. The Center for the Study of the American South Chapel Hill, NC, 2002
  • John M. Scheb II and William Lyons, "Judicial Behavior and Public Opinion: Popular Expectations Regarding the Factors that Influence Supreme Court Decisions, Political Behavior, June, 2001.

  • John M. Scheb II and William Lyons, "The Myth of Legality and Popular Support for the Supreme Court" Social Science Quarterly, (December, 2000).

  • William Lyons and Robert Alexander, "A Tale of Two Electorates: Generational Replacement and the Decline of Voting in Presidential Elections" Journal of Politics, November, 2000.
  • John M. Scheb II and William Lyons, "Diffuse Support, "Specific Support and Attentiveness: Components of the Public's Assessment of the Supreme Court," Southeastern Political Review, December, 1999.
  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, "Early Voting and the Timing of the Vote: Unanticipated Consequences of Electoral Reform," State and Local Government Review, Spring, 1999.
  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, "Managed Care and Medicaid Reform: The Impact of TennCare." Journal of Health Care for the Underinsured and Underserved, Vol 10, #3,1999

  • William Lyons and Lisa Zanetti, "The Uninsured in the Context on an Experimental Approach to Health Care Reform,"American Journal of Health Behavior. March/ April, 1999.

  • John M. Scheb II and William Lyons, "The Public Perception of the Supreme Court in the 1990's, Judicature, November 1998.

  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, "Saying 'No' One More Time: The Rejection of Consolidated Government in Knox County, Tennessee" State and Local Government Review, Spring, 1998.

  • William Lyons, "Beyond Agreement and Disagreement: The Inappropriate Use of Likert Items in the Applied Research Culture"International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 1998.

  • William Lyons, John Scheb II, and Grant Neeley, "Using a CD-ROM Based Random Digit Dialing Sample for Statewide Telephone Surveys: Results of a Recent Experiment" Marketing News, Spring, 1998.

  • John M. Scheb II, William Lyons, and Grant Neeley, "Trends in Tennessee Public Opinion," in John Vile and Mark Byrnes (eds),Tennessee Government and Politics: Democracy in the Volunteer State. Vanderbilt University Press, 1998.
  • William Fox and William Lyons, "Health Care and Tenncare: A Survey of Tennesseans, The Columbia Center for Medicaid and the Uninsured, August, 1996
  • John M. Scheb II and William Lyons, "Public Holds U.S. Supreme Court in High Regard," Judicature, March, 1994.
  • David Folz, Linda Gaddis, William Lyons, and John M. Scheb II, "Saturn Comes to Tennessee: Citizen Perceptions of Public Impacts, Social Science Quarterly, March, 1994.
  • Michael Gant and William Lyons "Democratic Theory, Non-Voting, and Public Policy: The 1972-1988 Presidential Elections,"American Politics Quarterly, 1993.
  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, "Ideology and Candidate Evaluation in the 1984 and 1988 Presidential Elections." Journal of Politics, May 1992.
  • Patricia Freeman and William Lyons, "Female Legislators: Is There a New Type of Woman in Office?" in Gary Moncrief and Joel Thompson (eds). Changing Patterns in State Legislative Careers, University of Michigan Press, 1992.
  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, "Liberal-Conservative Self Identification, Attitude Constraint, and Candidate Evaluation in the 1988 Election," Southeastern Political Review, June, 1991.
  • Patricia Freeman and William Lyons, "Legislators' Perceptions of Women in State Legislatures, Women and Politics, 1990.
  • William Lyons, Patra Rule, and Don Scroggins, "The Mentor in Graduate Education," Research in Higher Education, March 1990 (3).
  • Linda Phillips and William Lyons, "The Evaluation of Library Services Using Factor Analysis," College and Research Libraries, September, 1990.
  • Patricia Freeman, Michael Fitzgerald and William Lyons, "Legislative Response to the Hazardous Waste Challenge," Social Science Journal, Volume 6, Number 4, 1989.
  • Michael Fitzgerald, William Lyons, and Patricia Freeman, "Resurrecting the Territorial Dimension of Politics: Public Opinion and Intergovernmental Responsibility for Hazardous Waste Management," in Shymal Majundar (ed.) Management of Hazardous Materials and Waste, Penn State University Press, 1988
  • William Lyons and Michael Fitzgerald, "Measurement and Theory in Urban Policy Research: A Reply," Social Science Quarterly, September, 1987
  • William Lyons, Michael Fitzgerald, and Amy McCabe, "Public Opinion and the Legislative Response to the Hazardous Waste Challenge," Forum for Applied Research in Public Policy, Fall, 1987
  • William Lyons and Michael Fitzgerald, "Intergovernmental Aid and Ratio Measurement," Social Science Quarterly, September, 1987
  • Michael R. Fitzgerald, William Lyons, and Skip Cory "From Administration to Oversight: Privatization and its Aftermath in a Southern City" in Richard Hula (editor) Market Based Public Policy Macmillan, 1987.
  • David Folz and William Lyons, "The Measurement of Municipal Service Quality and Productivity," Public Productivity Review, Winter, 1986.
  • Michael R. Fitzgerald and William Lyons, "The Promise and Performance of Privatization: The Knoxville Experience," Policy Studies Review February, 1986.
  • William Lyons and Michael Fitzgerald, "The City as Purchasing Agent: Privatization and the Urban Polity in America," in Terry Clark (ed), Research in Urban Policy, Vol 2, JAI Press, 1986
  • Anne Hopkins, William Lyons, and Steve Metcalf, "The Presidential Election in Tennessee," in Steed, Morland, and Baker (eds),The 1984 Presidential Election in the South, Praeger, New York, 1986.
  • Kent Van Liere and William Lyons, "Measuring Perceived Program Quality," in Performance Funding: An Institutional Perspective, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, 1986.
  • William Lyons, "Urban Politics and Fiscal Strain," in Terry Clark (ed), Research in Urban Policy, Volume 1, JAI Press, 1985.
  • William Lyons and Patricia Freeman, "Sunset and the Legislative Process," Legislative Studies Quarterly, February, 1984.
  • Patricia Freeman and William Lyons, "Legislative Evaluation of Social Welfare Policies," Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 1983
  • William Lyons and Larry W. Thomas, "Oversight in State Legislatures: Structural-Attitudinal Interaction," American Politics Quarterly, January, 1982.
  • William Lyons and Robert Durant, "Assessing the Impact of In-migration on a State Political System," Social Science Quarterly, December, 1980.
  • Russell Smith and William Lyons, "The Impact of Firefighter Unionization on Wages and Benefits in American Cities," Public Administration Review, November/December, 1980.
  • William Lyons and Robert Durant, "Interviewer Costs Associated With the Use of Random Digit Dialing in Large Area Samples,"Journal of Marketing, Summer, 1980.
  • Russell Smith and William Lyons, "Public Sector Unionization and Municipal Wages," in Charles Gilbert and John Carmichael, (eds.), Employment and Labor Relations Policy, Lexington Heath, 1980.
  • William Lyons and Larry W. Thomas, "Legislator Attitudes Toward the Feasibility of Sunset Legislation, Midwest Review of Public Administration, March, 1980.
  • Anne Hopkins and William Lyons, "Toward a Classification of State Electoral Change: A Note on Tennessee," Journal of Politics, February, 1980.
  • William Lyons and Larry W. Thomas, "Legislative Oversight: Legislative Attitudes and Behavior in Three States," Southern Review of Public Administration, April, 1979.
  • William Lyons and Russell Smith, "The Impact of State Legislative Reform: A Look at Legislative Efficiency and Turnover,"State and Local Government Review, May, 1979.
  • Michael Fitzgerald and William Lyons, "Measuring School Desegregation: A Cautionary Note," Political Methodology, Winter, 1978.
  • William Lyons, "Reform and Response in American Cities: Structure and Policy Reconsidered," Social Science Quarterly,June, 1978.
  • William Lyons, "Urban Structures and Policy: Reassessing Additive Assumptions of Reform," Political Methodology, Winter, 1977.
  • William Lyons and David R. Morgan, "The Impact of Intergovernmental Revenue On City Expenditures: An Analysis Over Time," Journal of Politics, November, 1977.
  • William Lyons, "Nonspurious Correlation in Aggregate Data Analysis: The Case for Indices," Southeastern Political Review, Spring, 1977.
  • Russell Smith and William Lyons, "Legislative Reform in the American States," State and Local Government Review, May, 1977.
  • William Lyons, "Per Capita Index Construction: A Defense," American Journal of Political Science, February, 1977.
  • David R. Morgan, Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, Michael Fitzgerald, and William Lyons, "Direct Democracy and Political Development" Longitudinal Referenda Voting Patterns in an American State," Sage Electoral Studies Yearbook, Vol 3, 1977.
  • David R. Morgan, Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, Michael Fitzgerald, and William Lyons, "Patterns of State Referenda Voting," Chapter 8 in Kirkpatrick, et. al., The Oklahoma Voter, University of Oklahoma Press, 1977.
  • Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, William Lyons, and Michael Fitzgerald, "Candidates Parties and Issues in the American Electorate: Two Decades of Change," American Politics Quarterly, July, 1975, reprinted in Sage Electoral Studies Yearbook, Vol 3, 1977.
  • William Lyons and David R. Morgan, "Communication: Multilevel Analysis in State Politics: A Re-Examination," American Political Science Review, March, 1976.
  • David R. Morgan and William Lyons, "Industrialization and Affluence Revisited: A Note on the Socio-economic Dimensions of the American States," American Journal of Political Science, May, 1975.
  • Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, David Morgan, and William Lyons, "Municipal Training Needs and Personnel Practices" Implications for Program Planning and Policy-Making," Midwest Review of Public Administration, January, 1974.


Books and Monographs

  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, American Government: Politics and Political Culture, Atomic Dog Publishing, Cincinnati, 2007, 2003​
  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, American Government and Politics, Open Mind Publishing Company, St. Paul, 2001
  • William Lyons John M. Scheb II, and Billy Stair, Tennessee Government and Politics, University of Tennessee Press Knoxville, 2001
  • William Lyons, John M. Scheb II, and Lilliard Richardson, American Government: Politics and Political Culture, West Publishing Company, St. Paul, 1995
  • Terry Clark, William Lyons, and Michael R. Fitzgerald (eds), Decisions on Urban Dollars: Research in Urban Policy III, JAI Press, New York, 1989
  • Steve Rechichar, Michael Fitzgerald, William Lyons, and Skip Cory, Electoral Triumph and Administrative Trials: Gubernatorial Elections in Tennessee, Bureau of Public Administration, University of Tennessee, 1986
  • William Lyons and Larry W. Thomas, Legislative Oversight: A Three State Study, Bureau of Public Administration, University of Tennessee, 1978.
  • Anne Hopkins and William Lyons, Tennessee Votes, Bureau of Public Administration, University of Tennessee, 1978 (Compendium of election results and maps from statehood through 1978)


Newspaper Articles and Essays:

  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II,  " "Reflections on the Survey: Racial Attitudes in Knox County." Knoxville News-Sentinel, July 25, 1998, G-1.
  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, "Two Months into the Lewinsky Matter: Tennesseans Evaluate the President." Memphis Commercial Appeal, March 22, 1998
  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, "Building a Firewall: Bill Clinton's Amazing Performance Ratings , Knoxville News-Sentinel, February 22, 1998, F-1.
  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, "Judges for Life: How Tennesseeans Compare to the Nation in their Attitudes toward the Federal Courts." Knoxville News-Sentinel, February 22, 1998, F-1.


Book Reviews

  • William Lyons, review of Warren Miller, Without Consent: Mass-Elite Linkages to Presidential Politics. Lexington, University of Kentucky Press, 1988, and Denise A. Baer and Michael Bositis, Elite Cadres and Party Coalitions: Representing the Public in Party Politics. New York: Greenwood, 1988. in American Political Science Review, September, 1990, 1007-1008.
  • William Lyons, review of , Kevin Phillips, Boiling Point: Democrats, Republicans, and the Decline of Middle Class Prosperity, in Forum for Applied Research in Public Policy, Fall, 1993.


Selected Research Reports

  • William Fox and William Lyons, "A Survey to Determine Insurance Status of Tennesseans, Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, August, 1997, 1996,1995,1994
  • William Fox and William Lyons, "Measuring the Extent of Health Care Coverage in Tennessee, Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, November, 1993
  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, "Evaluation of the TAP/CAP Program," U.S. Department of Labor, Social Science Research Institute, University of Tennessee, 1992
  • William Lyons, John M. Scheb II, and Linda Gaddis, "The Saturn Plant and Its Impact on the Community," Social Science Research Institute, University of Tennessee, 1991
  • William Lyons and Linda Phillips, "Faculty Attitudes Toward the UTK Library System," Office of Institutional Research, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1987
  • William Lyons, "The University of Tennessee's Image Among Tennessee High School Seniors," Office of Institutional Research, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1987
  • William Lyons, "City of Knoxville Citizen Survey," City of Knoxville Annual Budget, Knoxville, 1986 - present 
  • William Lyons, "Final Report: Retention Survey," Learning Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Yearly, 1985-1989
  • William Lyons, "Final Report: Survey of Graduates," Learning Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1988, 1984
  • David Welborn, William Lyons, and Larry Thomas, "Implementation and Effects of The Federal Government in Sunshine Act," Administrative Conference of the US, Washington, 1984.


Selected Convention Papers

  • John M. Scheb II and William Lyons, "Diffuse Support Specific Support, and the Public’s Evaluation of the Supreme Court," presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September, 1998, Boston, Ma.
  • John M. Scheb II and William Lyons, "The Myth of Legality and Popular Support for the Supreme Court," presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, October, 1998, Atlanta, Ga.
  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, "Ideology and Candidate Evaluation in the 1984 and 1988 Presidential Elections," presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September, 1990, San Francisco, California.
  • William Lyons and John M. Scheb II, "Ideology and Issue Space in the 1988 Presidential Election, presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September, 1989, William Lyons and Michael Gant, "Non-Voting and Presidential Elections: 1972-1984," presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, September, 1988
  • Patricia Freeman and William Lyons, "Electoral Success Among Female State Legislators, presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, September, 1988.
  • Michael Gant and William Lyons, "The Implications of Non-Voting for Democratic Theory," presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April, 1988
  • William Lyons and Steve Metcalf, "The Development of Political Activism Among the Clergy: The Case of North Carolina Baptists," presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Charlotte, November, 1987
  • William Lyons and Michael R. Fitzgerald, "The Privatization of Urban Services: The Last Austerity Strategy," presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, Sept., 1985.
  • Samuel A. Kirkpatrick and William Lyons, "Aging and Ideology: Long Term Trends in the American Electorate," presented at the annual meeting of the International Political Science Association, Edinburgh, August, 1976.