Jean Blocker - Faculty & Adjuncts

Jean Blocker, PhD

Jean Blocker, PhD
Professor Emerita of Sociology
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2802 Chapman Hall Room 202


PhD – North Carolina State University MA – East Carolina University BA – Arkansas State University


Jean 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.

Research Interests

Published in Social Forces, Social Science Quarterly, Environment and Behavior, Journal for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Youth and Society, and other journals.

Teaching Interests

Social Movements
Environmental Sociology
Sociology of Poverty
Urban Sociology

Courses Taught

  • The Sociological Imagination: An Introduction to Sociology
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Population and Ecology

Awards & Honors

  • Howard Odum Award
  • University Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Mellon Foundation Workshop Fellowship
  • Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Multicultural Studies Summer Fellowship
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Carnegie Professor of the Year
  • Kendall Associate Professor of Sociology Chair
  • Thomas H. Buckley Teaching Award