Dr. 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 leadership Academy of Human Resource Development, Past Editor-in-Chief of Performance Improvement Quarterly, and Past Editor of Career and Technical Education Research, Founding Editor of Learning and Performance Quarterly, and Founding Director of the Center for Knowledge Solutions. Currently, he serves as Vice-President of the Knowledge & Information Professional Association (KIPA), and KM SIG Chair Elect of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).
Outside of his scholarship, Dr. Allen is a husband, father, son, and age-group athlete.
Influencing generations of scholars and scholar-practitioners through mentored scholarship. It is important to have faculty and student engagement in each other’s research, teaching, and service scholarship projects as part of the professorate mentoring process. This compatibility and common professional interest help ensure long-term collegiality as students join and move through the ranks of academic scholarship.
Innovation drives how I think about and advance scholarship. I generate, integrate, and disseminate research, teach and provide service in the area of workforce innovation in our growing global knowledge economy.
My students require integration of my research into my teaching to provide the first-hand experience with reading, interpreting and creating new theories and practices that guide workforce innovation. This integration provides a seamless transition from the theories of the classroom into the everyday innovative process and practices for the global workforce.
As a faculty member, I have disseminated research with more than fifty different authors to contribute to the scholarly literature in workforce innovation.