Courtney Cronley, PhD
Pronoun Preference: She/Her
Dr. Courtney Cronley is an Associate Professor in The University of Tennessee College of Social Work. She studies the experiences of women and youth in situations of homelessness and housing insecurity. She is particularly interested in health disparities and how the built environment (such as transportation and access to safe outdoor environments) contributes to health disparities and constrains mobility and limits opportunity. Her work is informed by theories of feminist geography, social exclusion, social determinants of health, and intersectionality. She aims to advance social justice and community well-being through her scholarship and teaching. She graduated with her master’s and doctoral degrees in social work from The University of Tennessee, completed post-doctoral training at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and earned tenure at The University of Texas at Arlington. She has been funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Urban Development, and Texas Department of Transportation.