Renee Critcher Lyons is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at ETSU.
Serving as the Program Coordinator for the School Librarianship Program, she has published
in Children and Libraries, Young Adult Library Services, and the International Journal
of The Book. The author of Teaching Civics in the Library (McFarland, 2015), she serves
on national book award committees for the American Library Association, Children's
Literature Association, and Nature Generation (Green Book Award). She is also secretary
of the board of directors for the National Children's Book Literacy Alliance.
M.L.S. Appalachian State University M.F.A. Vermont College of Fine Arts
Ms. Lyons' professional focus is Children's and Young Adult Literature, Interdisciplinary
Material Creation, and the integration of socio-ecological issues into her teaching,
research, and service roles.