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My mission is to balance the goals of my personal and professional life while continually gaining new knowledge and seeking wisdom. This effort to balance my goals should not dilute the quality of my goals, but should enhance the quality of life for my family, co-workers, friends, and students.

To talk in public, to think in solitude, to read and to hear, to inquire
and answer inquiries, is the business of a scholar.” 
– Samuel Johnson

My scholarly passion is workforce innovation in our growing global knowledge economy. Specifically, how to foster individual and collective wisdom during all aspects of societal interaction. Additionally, the role of information engagement on self-learning, personal learning networks, and mass customization in knowledge acquisition and transfer within the broad context of performance innovation and information literacy.


Drjeffallen headshotDr. Jeff M. Allen is an internationally recognized scholar in the area of workforce innovation for the knowledge economy. He serves as a Regents Professor of Information Science at the University of North Texas.  Together with his colleagues, he prepares students for jobs that are not yet created. 

At the national level, he has provided executive leadership in numerous professional organizations including the Academy of Human Resource Development, Knowledge & Information Professional Association, and University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education.  In addition, he has served as Founding-Editor of Learning and Performance Quarterly, Editor-in-Chief of Performance Improvement Quarterly, Editor of Career and Technical Education Research and Founding Director of the Center for Knowledge Solutions. 

Outside of his scholarship, Dr. Allen is a father, husband, and age group athlete.

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