Sociology & Anthropology

Elgin Mannion

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2003
Professor of Sociology

Contact Info


  • Soc 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • Soc 332 Social Research Methods II
  • Soc 333 Sociological Theory
  • Soc 345 Rural Social Organizations
  • Soc 410 Women and Poverty
  • Soc 414 Population
  • Soc 415 Social Stratification
  • Soc 465G Deviance, Crime, and Control in Socio-Historical Perspective
  • Soc 518 History of Sociological Theory
  • Soc 525 Advanced Inequalities
  • Soc 532 Demographic Methods
  • Soc 545 Developing Societies and Social Change
  • Soc 546 Developing Societies and Social Change

Areas of Specialization

  • Theory, Population, Community/Urban sociology, Mathematical sociology/Economic sociology


  • Elgin Mannion. 2009. "Metro-nonmetro Economic Growth and Convergence in the Plains States- Rethinking the Rural-Urban Relationship in a Global Economy." Journal of Rural Research and Policy, Kansas State University.
  • Elgin Mannion. 2007. "Revisiting the Three- Ring-Circus." Journal of Appalachian Studies, vol. 12 Issue 1, pgs. 111-125.
  • Elgin Mannion and Dwight Billings. 2006. " Persistent Poverty and Income Inequality Appalachia." in Population Change and Rural Society, eds. Kandel, William, Brownn, David A Springer.
  • Elgin Mannion. 2003. "What's in a Name? Methodological Changes in Environmental Risk Assessment." Journal of Appalachian Studies.

Organizational Memberships/Affiliations

Southern Sociological Association, Appalachian Studies Association, Regional Science Association

Dr. Mannion joined the Department in 2004.