Mailing Address:
10981 Tower Place
Manassas, Virginia 20109-3440
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Larry C. Lyons is an Adobe Certified ColdFusion MX 7 Developer with over 12 years of experience in designing and developing complex database-driven commercial and informational web sites. His clients have included federal and state governments, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, digital media companies, small businesses and large enterprises. Aside from dynamic web development, his areas of expertise include usability, WAI and Section 508 accessibility. Using such tools as ColdfusionMX, Eclipse, HTML, and Cascading Style Sheets, Larry works closely with clients to ensure their web sites are easy to use, fast to load and fully web standards and accessibility compliant in order to achieve the goals for their web sites. For more information and examples, please see his Portfolio page.

Larry has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Winnipeg (Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada), and a Masters of Arts in Psychology from Hollins College (Roanoke, Virginia). He was a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Experimental Psychology, with an emphasis on Cognitive and Perceptual Psychology from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Virginia).



Apple Macintosh; Intel PC/Windows platforms

Operating Systems:

Mac OS; Windows 98/NT/2000/XP


Programming and Multimedia:

Certified Adobe ColdFusion MX7 Developer, (December 18,2006). Advanced skills in ColdFusion, Dreamweaver, JavaScript, and Web Page Design (DHTML and HTML 4.0)

Intermediate skills include Macromedia Authorware, and Digital Video with Adobe Premier and Asymetrix Digital Video Producer. Digital Audio applications include Macromedia SoundEdit and Sonic Foundry SoundForge.

cc:Mail, Eudora, QuickMail, MS Exchange, Novell Groupwise

Fetch; Ws-FTP

World Wide Web:
ColdFusion Studio/HomeSite+, DreamWeaverMX, Microsoft Front Page; Eclipse IDE, CFEclipse, Aptana, MyEclipse IDE

Database and Spreadsheets:
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel; Microsoft SQL Server;
Presentation and Graphics:
Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Fireworks, Corel CorelDraw Suite, Microsoft PowerPoint.

Word Processing:
Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect


Ph.D. Candidate,
Applied Experimental Psychology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Experimental Psychology Department of Psychology, Hollins College, 1989, Roanoke Virginia

Arts (Psychology), University of Winnipeg, 1985. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Professional Experience:

January 2004 to June 2008 American Type Culture Collection
10801 University Blvd.
Manassas, VA 20110
Web Analyst
  Designed and developed static and dynamic/database driven web sites for ATCC (a bioscience repository organization). Developed the ColdFusion parts of the affiliated site BEI Resources (, a web site for bioterrorism and emerging infections researchers. Designed a new approach to the ColdFusion aspects of the ATCC and affiliated sites (search, shopping cart system, registration, site security and user management) that takes advantage of the new capabilities of ColdFusion MX, including ColdFusion Components, accessing java objects, EJB objects, and other aspects of J2EE integration.
September 2003 to January 2004 Voyager Telecommunications, Inc.
8780 Centreville Road Suite 203
Manassas, VA. 20110
Web Application Developer
  Contract Position. Developed a web based land title tracing application that queried various county records offices for land title data. Included in the application was a user management, shopping cart and personalization modules.
August, 1999 to September 2003 Pacel Corp. /
8870 Rixlew Lane Suite 201, Manassas, VA
Senior ColdFusion/Web Developer
  Designed and developed static and dynamic web sites for a variety of clients using Macromedia DreamWeaver and Cold Fusion. Created an electronic shopping cart system that steps the consumer through the buying process from initial selection through credit card payment and order confirmation.
May, 1998 to September 1999 George Washington University Medical Center
2300 I Street, NW, Washington DC 20037
Senior Web/Computer Aided Instruction Developer

Developed computer assisted instructional (CAI) CD-ROMs and web sites for medical education. Designed and developed the main Web pages for the George Washington University Medical Center (forthcoming). Designed and programmed a CD-ROM series to assist Introduction to Pathology students with their small group lab course. Developed the web sites for several GWUMC departments. One current project involves adapting a physician's database for the Web using allaire Cold Fusion.



March, 1998 to May 1998 Social Consultants International
1925 N. Lynn Street, Suite 304, Arlington, VA 22209
Programmer Analyst

Contract position. Using Asymetrix ToolBook II Instructor version 6.1a, I developed a set of pre- and post test computer mediated educational assessment applications for either English or Spanish speaking students in grades 4 through 6. These assessment tools directly interfaced with a MS Access database via SQL and an ODBC ActiveX object to record performance data, and student information.

June, 1997 to March, 1998 Advanced Engineering and Research Associates.
1919 South Eads St., Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22202
Multimedia Programmer/Analyst.


Developed computer based training (CBT) CD-ROMs for several federal and private industry clients. Each module in the courses used very comprehensive remediation and testing components, and made extensive use of animation, and digital audio and video, using either ToolBook II Instructor or Macromedia Authorware.


December 1996 to June, 1997 Star Mountain, Inc.
3601 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria Virginia 22304-6496
Training Analyst.

Developed CD-ROM and Internet/Web based computer-based training (CBT) programs for several Federal clients. These projects made extensive use of digital audio and video, including streaming video for Internet/Intranet delivery. The Internet/Web projects extensively used of JAVA, and HTML 3.2


February 1996 to November 1996 Illustructions Inc.
2139 Espey Court, Suite 4, Crofton Maryland, 21114.
Multimedia Developer.

Developed multimedia CBT programs using Asymetrix Multimedia ToolBook (CBT Edition) versions 3.0 and 4.0 and Macromedia Director 4.0. Made extensive use of digital audio and video (AVI, MPEG and Quicktime formats) and text based presentations of information and training materials. All the projects included remediational exercises and complex simulations that duplicated different process and control systems.


September 1995 to January 1996 Stackig Advertising and Public Relations
7680 Old Springhouse Road, McLean, Virginia 22102
Assistant LAN Manager

Supported and maintained an 80-note Ethernet based Macintosh network. Provided help desk and user support. Performed network administration and maintenance, as well as general systems support. Developed several training manuals for database, remote access, and Internet connectivity applications. Performed network back-up, E-mail administration and hardware and software troubleshooting and repair.


September 1990 to May 1995 Virginia Tech, Department of Psychology
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061- 0436.
Graduate Assistant.

Graduate teaching assistant for several psychology courses. Taught learning theory courses and labs. Developed several multimedia instructional programs using Multimedia Toolbook and a faculty/student advising database system using FileMaker Pro.


May 1993 to August, 1994
Summer 1991 and 1992
May, 1988 August 1990
Hollins Communications Research Institute
P. O. Box 9737 Hollins College, Roanoke, VA 24020.
Research Associate.

Designed, developed, programmed, then later upgraded and improved the Hollins Fluency System, a computer based stuttering therapy system. Setup, installed, and administered a 35-node network. Provided computer, network, and software support and instruction for clients, staff and therapists. Developed several databases for light accounting, inventory management, and client performance tracking.


Professional Organizations and Awards:

Certified Adobe ColdFusion MX7 Developer, December, 18, 2006.
Certified Advanced Macromedia ColdFusion 5 Developer, December 10, 2001

Member, Apple Programmers and Developers Association
Member, Psi Chi National Honors Society in Psychology

Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Research and Travel Scholarship, 1991, 1992. Hollins Communications Research Institute Research Fellowship, 1988 - 1990.


Lyons, Larry C. & Crawford, Helen J., (1997) Arousal Seeking, and Hypnotizability: A Factor Analytic Study. Personality and Individual Differences 26, 1071-84.

Lyons, Larry C. & Woods, Paul J. (1991). The Efficacy of rational emotive therapy: A quantitative review of the outcome research. Clinical Psychology Review, 11, 357-369. Available On-line.

Shadish, William, R., Matt, George, E., Navarro, Ana, M., Single, Gregory, Crits-Christoph, Paul, Hazelrigg, Anthony, J., Lyons, Larry C., et al., (1997). Evidence that therapy works in clinically representative conditions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65, 355-65.

Woods, Paul J. & Lyons, Larry C. (1990). Irrational beliefs and psychosomatic disorders. Journal of Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 8, 3 - 21.

References Available on Request