Dr. Andrew A. Zekeri

Andrew A. Zekeri, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology and Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
John A. Kenney Hall, Room 44-325
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: 334-727-8086
E-mail: zekeri@mytu.tuskegee.edu

Research Fields:
• Community and Economic Development
• Food Insecurity
• Poverty and Rural Development
• HIV/AIDS Conspiracy Theory
• Food Insecurity among women
Living with HIV/AIDS

Dr. Berhanu Tameru
Biomedical Information Management Systems, College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health
Tuskegee University
Dr. Rueben Warren
National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care
Tuskegee University
Dr. Robert Zabawa
George Washington Carver Agricultural Experiment Station
Tuskegee University
Dr. Tom Miachi
Department of Sociology
Kogi State University
Ayangba, Nigeria

Biographical Sketch:
Professor Andrew A. Zekeri received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. His current research foci include Community Economic Development Strategies, Rural Poverty, Food Insecurity in Alabama Black Belt,
Conspiracy Theories about HIV/AIDS in the Rural South, Health Disparities, and Rebuilding Lives after Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Zekeri’s group is currently developing a Community Based Epidemiologic Research of Health Model to study HIV/AIDS in the Black Belt Counties of Alabama. Dr. Zekeri is also studying food insecurity among women living with HIV/AIDS.

Representative Publications:
1. Zekeri, Andrew A. and Rueben Warren
“Functions on the Job in Relation to Data, People, and Things among Agricultural Students from Southern Land-Grant Universities” College Student Journal, 47 (2):373-378, 2013

2. Zekeri, Andrew A. and Rueben Warren
“Educational Attainment, Agricultural Jobs and Income Among Alumni from Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities” College Student Journal, 45 (4):891-896, 2011

3. Zekeri, Andrew A. “Household Food Insecurity and Depression among Single Mothers in Rural Alabama ” Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 25 (1):90-102, 2010

4. Zekeri, Andrew A. Tsegaye Habtemariam, B. Tameru, D. Ngawa & V. Robnett. “Conspiracy beliefs about HIV/AIDS among HIV-positive African-American patients in rural Alabama" Psychological Reports, 104 (2): 388-394, 2009.