Jean Blocker

Jean Blocker

Associate Professor of SociologyChapman Hall 202

Professor Blocker’s work on environmental values and on social movements has been published in mainstream sociology journals (Social Forces, Social Science Quarterly) as well as in specialized journals (Journal for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Environment and Behavior, Youth and Society). Research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Corps of Engineers, and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation have been used in policy making for electricity rate structures, community/environmental impacts of transportation routes, and floodplain management.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Arkansas State University, 1969
  • Master of Arts, Sociology, East Carolina University, 1971
  • Ph.D., Sociology, North Carolina State University, 1974

Courses Taught at TU

  • Sociological Imagination (Soc 1013)
  • Urban Sociology (Soc 3083)
  • Sociology of Poverty (Soc 3093)
  • Social Movements (Soc 3133)
  • Population and Ecology (Soc 3113)
  • Environmental Sociology (Soc 3143)

Awards & Recognition

  • Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Kendall Endowed Chair
  • Thomas H. Buckley Teaching Award
  • University Outstanding Teacher Award