Lonnie Hannon. Lonnie Hannon (PhD 2007) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology/Sociology at Tuskegee University. As a part of his personal mission, he is focused on helping his students achieve their most positive selves via collective empowerment and self-determination.

His research examines structural inequality, neighborhood disadvantage, and health disparities from a political-economy perspective. His research findings have informed numerous organizations, policy-makers, and publications on methods of improving economic outcomes among low-income residents. Dr. Hannon teaches statistics, urban sociology, and introduction to sociology.

Dr. Hannon is a co-author of "The influence of HOPE VI neighborhood revitalization on neighborhood-based physical activity: A mixed-methods approach" published in Social Science in Medicine. The study uses a mixed methods approach to:
  1. identify surrounding residents' perceived expectations for Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE VI) policy on physical activity outcomes, and
  2. quantitatively examine the odds of neighborhood-based physical activity pre-/post-HOPE VI in a low socioeconomic status, predominantly African American community in Birmingham, Alabama.