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 as a Board member of the 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 President of the Knowledge & Information Professional Association (KIPA).

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

Research Passion

Workforce Innovation for a Knowledge Economy

My scholarly passion is workforce innovation in our growing global knowledge economy. Specifically looking at 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.

Current Research

Fostering Workforce Wisdom in a Global Knowledge Economy

Wisdom at Work: Under contract with Rutledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Curriculum Vitae

My students

I am a Professor of Information Science and serve as the Director of the Center for Knowledge Solutions.  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 forty different authors to contribute to the scholarly literature in workforce innovation.

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