|Birthname||Ronald Louis Akers|
|born on||7 January 1939 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||New Albany, Indiana, 38n17, 85w49|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||16°31' 12°23 Asc. 09°10'|
American criminologist and professor emeritus of criminology and law at the University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, known for his work on social learning theory and crime. In 1979, Akers served as president of the American Society of Criminology, and he received its Edwin H. Sutherland Award in 1988.
Akers taught sociology at the University of Washington from 1965–72, criminology at Florida State University from 1972–4, and sociology at the University of Iowa from 1974–80. He chaired the department of sociology at the University of Iowa from 1978 to 1980, when he became a professor at the University of Florida. From 1980 to 1985, he chaired the department of sociology at the University of Florida, and in 1994, he became the director of the Center for Studies in Criminology and Law there.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.
- Vocation : Education : Administrator
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Sociologist (Criminologist)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award