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Courtney Cronley

Courtney Cronley
Associate Professor


  • BA, History & Japanese Language, Oglethorpe University
  • MSSW, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


  • Research Methods for Social Work Practice I (SW601)
  • Analysis of Social Work Data I & II (SW 605 and SW 606)

Research Interests:

Homelessness and housing justice, built environment, health disparities and health behaviors, program evaluation, organizational change


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 the relationship between health disparities and the built environment of homelessness (including transportation, co-location with employment and education, and access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and green spaces).

She works on interdisciplinary teams with civil engineers and urban planners, and their research has been funded by the federal and state Departments of Transportation.

She is a faculty contact for the National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services: