Brock Ternes received his bachelor's degree in 2008 from Emporia State University, where he majored in sociology and minored in writing. His Masters research on development and migration in the United States was defended in the Spring of 2010. He is now a PhD candidate whose areas of interest are environmental sociology, globalization, migration, demography, quantitative methods, structural equation modeling, social theory, and comparative-historical research. Brock completed his first area exam on globalization in the Fall of 2011 and his second area exam on migration in the Fall of 2012. His Oral Comprehensive Exam was completed in the Spring of 2013.
More recently, he has given several professional presentations at sociology and water-related conferences. Brock has received KU's Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (2013), KU’s Summer Research Fellowship (2014), KU’s Doctoral Student Research Grant (2014), the Capitol Graduate Research Summit Institutional Award (2016), and other awards. He was IPSR Doctoral Research Fellow, an intern for the Climate + Energy Project, and a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
Brock’s dissertation employs multi-group structural equation modeling and missing-by-design data collection to analyze water conservation and well ownership among Kansans. He enjoys running, playing the guitar, and live music.
Areas of Specialization
Globalization; Migration; Environmental Sociology
Summer 2017 Course
- Soc 220 Sociology of Families