Dr. Lonnie Hannon

Lonnie Hannon III, PhD
Associate Professor, Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
John A.Kenney Hall, Room 44-315
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
E-mail: lhannon@mytu.tuskegee.edu
Phone: 205-276-3065

Research Fields
  • Structural Inequality
  • Neighborhood Social and
  • Economic Disadvantage
  • Economic Sociology
  • Health Disparities
  • Akilah Dulin
    Institute for Community Health Promotion
    Brown University
  • Olivio Clay
    Department of Psychology
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Richard Aliman
    Center for Aging, Department of Medicine
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
Biographical Sketch

Dr. Hannon completed his graduate work at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His dissertation focused on neighborhood and socioeconomic factors influencing urban migration among African Americans. Dr. Hannon’s study of socioeconomic factors and life quality has evolved into a theoretical approach that uses macroeconomic transitions and structural inequality as root factors associated with health disparities, neighborhood disadvantage, and economic stagnation.

As a significant component of his personal mission, Dr. Hannon believes that student development and service to the community is critically important to the future of the United States. Dr. Hannon regularly teaches Urban Society, Statistics, and Introduction to Sociology. He ensures that each student receives the care and personal development needed to function at the highest level. He also serves as a mentor to students and neighborhood youth with the goal of helping them achieve their most positive selves.

Representative Publications:
  • Hannon L., Sawyer P., & Allman R.M. (2012). The Influence of Community and the Built Environment on Physical Activity. Journal of Aging and Health, 24(3),384-406.
  • Hannon, L, Sawyer P, & Allman R.M (2012). Housing, the Neighborhood Environment, and Physical Activity among Older African Americans. In Press. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.
  • Dulin A.K., Hannon L., Fernandez J.R., & Cockerham W.C. (2011). The defining moment: Children’s conceptualization of race and experiences with racial discrimination. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies 34(4):662-682.