​Lisa Reyes Mason

CSD Faculty Director; University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Environment and Social Development

Lisa Reyes Mason is a CSD faculty director from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and network co-lead of the Create Social Responses to a Changing Environment grand challenge for social work. Her CSD research focuses on social vulnerability and adaptation to problems at the intersection of society and the environment. 

Faculty profile

CSD Publications


CSD Projects

Environment and Social Development

We examine social vulnerability to environmental change, and strategies for social action and adaptation.

Inclusion in 529 Savings Plans: Evidence from Maine

Asset Building

The first statewide Child Development Account (CDA) in the U.S., Maine’s Harold Alfond College Challenge, stands as a shining example of universal and progressive accounts at birth. We study the College Challenge and document this CDA’s evolution.

SEED for Oklahoma Kids (SEED OK)

Asset Building

The SEED OK experiment, which began in 2007, is a largescale policy test of universal, automatic, and progressive Child Development Accounts. The CDA uses the Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan platform.