|Thomas M. Gannon
|Date of Birth
|Date of Ordination
|Association with LUC
|Position at LUC
|Professor of sociology, sociology-anthropology, chair of sociology department
|Date of incident, Location of Incident
|St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland, OH
|St. Jerome Catholic Church, Chicago, IL
|Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
|St. James Church, Gary, IN
|Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Curch, Chicago, IL
|Holy Family Church, Chicago, IL
|Number of victims/accusations
|At least 5
|Status of Individual
Thomas Gannon was a popular college instructor and scholar of sociology. He was affiliated with the university from the late 1960s to 1983, lived in the Jesuit residence and served as chair of the department of sociology from the mid-1970s to 1983. Gannon was transferred to Georgetown University in 1983, while remaining listed at Loyola as professor of sociology and anthropology until 1985 and was subsequently listed as professor of sociology with the department of sociology until 1987.
Thomas Gannon was later in his life accused of child sexual abuse in at least six cases across the Midwest, including during his time at Loyola University Chicago.
The legal status of cases is unknown as of March 2022. Gannon died in 2011.