Terrie A. Becerra, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of sociology in the Department of Political Science, Legal Studies, and Sociology at East Central University. Her emphasis area is natural resources and the environment. She held post-doctoral positions at both Kansas State University, and at Oklahoma State University before coming to East Central University the fall of 2016. Her research has focused on attitudes, perceptions and beliefs related to watershed management, water governance structures in Kansas, grazing land biodiversity, and attitudes regarding climate change in the Southern Great Plains. Included in her teaching load are classes in Environmental Sociology and Gender and Society.