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

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


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 and Director of the Center for Knowledge Solutions 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 leadership in numerous professional organizations including the Academy of Human Resource Development, Knowledge & Information Professional Association, and the 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, and Editor of Career and Technical Education Research.

Outside of his scholarship, Dr. Allen is a father, husband, triathlete, and ultra-distance runner.

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