“To talk in public, to think in solitude,
to read and to hear, to inquire and
answer inquires, is the business of the scholar.”

Current Student Members

Malak Khadar, Team Leader, joined 2018
Milly Njeri, joined 2019
Nicole Bank, joined 2020
Antonia Guevara, joined 2020
Ahmed Bukhari, joined 2021
Paria Tajallipour, joined 2021

Current Alumni Members

Dr. Amy Rosellini, joined 2018
Dr. Tara Zimmerman, joined 2018

Alumni Tribe Members

Dr. Pamela Bracey
Dr. Mariya Gavrilova-Aguilar
Dr. Tresia Eaves
Dr. Ashwini Joshua-Gojer
Dr. Abdulrahman Habib
Dr. Rob Mayes
Dr. Laura Pasquini
Dr. Kristine Petrunin
Dr. Denise Philpot
Dr. Arielle Turner
Dr. John Turner
Dr. Tekeisha Zimmerman

If you are interested in joining the tribe, please contact one of the the current Team Leader (above) or Dr. Allen.

Recent Awards

2021 Multidisciplinary Information Research Symposium, Linda Schamber Best Paper Award, Second place: Millicent Njeri, Dr. Jihye Ellie Min “The effects of online information overload on consumer confusion and trip satisfaction

2021 Multidisciplinary Information Research Symposium, Best Dissertation Lightning Talk Award, Malak Khader “Understanding the interplay between information literacy, cultural literacy, and religious literacy among second generation immigrants”

Computing Innovation Fellow (2 years), Awarded by Computing Research Association
Funded by National Science Foundation, Tara Zimmerman

2020 Multidisciplinary Information Research Symposium, Linda Schamber Best Paper Award
Tara Zimmerman

Team Publications

Farmer, K, Allen, J., Khader, M., Zimmerman, T., Johnstone, P. (2021). Paralegal Students’ and Paralegal Instructors’ Perceptions of Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Paralegal Course Effectiveness: A Comparative Study. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Studies 3(1).  doi:  https://doi.org/10.29103/ijevs.v3i1.3550 

Zimmerman, T., Khader, M., Njeri, M., Allen, J. [accepted with revisions]. Truth Default Theory Framework in Information Behavior. Journal of the Association for Information Science. and Technology (ASIS&T).  

Bank, N., Allen, J. (submitted). Revisiting the Success and Failure of Information Behaviour. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Petrunin, K, Allen, J., Khader, M., Njeri, M., Eaves, T. (submitted). The Teaching of 21st Century Skills through Project-based Learning and Professional Development for Career and Technical Education. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Studies  

Allen, J., Bracey, P., Aguilar, M.  Zimmerman, T. (2020). Supporting Workforce Wisdom in a Global Economy. In Claretha Hughes (Eds.), Strategies for Attracting, Maintaining and Balancing a Mature Workforce, Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2277-6.ch007

Allen, J., Bracey, P., Aguilar, M., Zimmerman, T. (2020). Supporting Workforce Wisdom in a Global Economy. In Claretha Hughes (Eds.), Strategies for Attracting, Maintaining and Balancing a Mature Workforce, Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Doi 10.4018/978-1-7998-2277-6.ch007

Turner, J., Allen, J., Bracey, P. (2019) Multilevel Theory Development and Dissemination.  n V. Wang (Ed.), Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods Across Disciplines (pp. 184-212). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-7730-0.ch009

Allen, J., Turner, A. (2017). Employee Engagement, Feedback and Instructional Design. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 30(3), p. 161-163.  doi: 10.1002/piq.21253. 

Mayes, R., Tamez, R., Allen, J. (2017) Literature Overlaps and Gaps between the Fields of Knowledge Management and Human Resource Development. In D.G. Alumneh, J.M. Allen, S. Hawamdeh (Eds.), Knowledge Discovery and Data Design Innovation (265-281) Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific. 

Allen, J. M. and Turner, A. (2017), Transforming Leaders, Troubleshooting Job Design, and Performance Support. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 30: 91–92. doi:10.1002/piq.21247 

Allen, J., Turner, A. (2017). Employee Performance and Engagement for Performance Improvement. Performance Improvement Quarterly30(5), p. 225-230.  doi: 10.1002/piq.21272. 

Allen, J. (2017). Creating Outcomes, Organizational Excellence, and Cultural Innovation. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 30(1), p. 3-4.  doi: 10.1002/piq.21242. 

Allen, J. (2017). Research Scholarship: Call to Action. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 29(4), p. 337- 341. doi: 10.1002/piq.21238 

+Joshua-Gojer, A., Allen, J., (2015). Workforce Diversity in Volunteerism and the Peace Corps. In Wang, V. (Ed.), Workforce Diversity in a Global Society Technologies and Concepts. (pp. 467 – 493). Hersey, PA: IGI, doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-1812-1.ch021 

+Joshua-Gojer, A., Allen, J., Gavrilova Aguilar, M. (2015). Technology Integration in Work Settings. In M. Wadhwa & A. Harper (Eds.), Technology, innovation and enterprise transformation, (pp. 1-19). Hersey, PA: IGI, doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-6473-9.ch001 

+Mayes, R. J., #Bracey, P. S., +Aguilar, M. G., & Allen, J. M. (2015). Identifying Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Curricula of Leading U.S. Executive MBA Programs. In Business Law and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 1123-1139). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8195-8.ch056 

+Petrunin, K., Allen, J. (2015). Accelerating the publication of your CTER contribution. Career and Technical Education Research, 39(3), 185-190, doi:10.5328/cter39.3.185 

+Mayes, R. J., #Bracey, P. S., +Aguilar, M. G., & Allen, J. M. (2015). Identifying Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Curricula of Leading U.S. Executive MBA Programs. In D. Palmer (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibilities (pp. 179-195). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-7476-9.ch009 

#Turner, J., +Petrunin, K., Allen, J. (2015). Developing Multilevel Models for Research. In Wang, V. (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods. (pp. 467 – 493). Hersey, PA: IGI, doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-7409-7.ch023 

+Pasquini, L. A., Zimmerman, T. D., & Allen, J. M. (2014). Editorial: A new academic year, new learning and performance understandings. Learning and Performance Quarterly, 2(3), 1. 

+Zimmerman, T. D., +Pasquini, L. A., & Allen, J. M. (2014). Editorial: Expanding the boundaries of learning and performance. Learning and Performance Quarterly, 2(2), i.  

Papers

Kader, M., Zimmerman, T., Allen, J., Bank, N., Guevara, A., Taljallipour, P., Ahmed, B. (submitted). The role of Cognitive Authority in Social Media. Paper presented at 84th annual meeting of Association for Information Science and Technology, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Njeri, M., Kader, M., Allen, J., Guevara, A., Taljallipour, P., Ahmed, B (submitted). Various Approaches to Managing Categorical Predictors in Multiple Regression: Dummy, Effect, and Criterion Coding. Paper presented at 84th annual meeting of Association for Information Science and Technology, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Eaves, T., Allen, J., Rosellini, A., Khader, M., Njeri, M., Zimmerman, T. (2020, December 3-5). Wisdom and veterans: Enhance the perspective, experience, and resilience of the workforce [Conference presentation]. International Conference for Knowledge Management, Durham, NC, USA. 

Zimmerman, T., Njeri, M., Khader, M., Allen, J., Rosellini, A., Eaves, T. (October, 2020). A Review of Truth-Default Theory: Implications for Information Behavior Research. Paper presented to the 83rd Annual Association for Information Science. and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference Social Informatics SIG, Pittsburgh, PA [virtual]. 

Eaves, T. Allen, J., Zimmerman, T., Roselini, A., Njeri, M., Khadar, M. (October, 2020). Wisdom and Veterans: Enhance the Perspectives, Experiences, and Resilience of the Workforce. Paper presented to the 83rd Annual Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference Social Informatics SIG, Pittsburgh, PA [virtual]. 

+Joshua-Gojer, A. E., Allen, J.M., Gavrilova-Aguilar, M. (2014). Technology integration in work settingsIn Manish Wadhwa and Alan Harper (Eds.), Technology, Innovation and Enterprise Transformation (1-19). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.  

+Zimmerman, T. D., +Pasquini, L. A., & Allen, J.M. (2014). Editorial: Expanding the boundaries of learning and performance. Learning and Performance Quarterly, 2(2), i.  

+Joshua-Gojer, A.E., Allen, J. (2013).  Self-Initiated Expatriates in the United States: Implications for HRD. Journal of Knowledge Economy & Knowledge Management  [Bilgi Ekonomisi ve Yönetimi Dergisi] 8(1), p. 39 – 45.  

+Turner, J. R., +Zimmerman, T., & Allen, J. M. (2012). Teams as a sub-process for knowledge management. Journal of Knowledge Management, 16, 963-977. doi:10.1108/13673271211276227 

Allen, J., +Bracey, P., & +Gavrilova, M. (2012). Learning in 2010: Instructional Challenges for Adult Career and Technical Education. In Wang, V.C. (Ed.), Vocational Education Technologies and Advances in Adult Education: New Concepts. (pp. 181-196). IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-0252-6.ch014 

+Joshua-Gojer, A., Allen, J. (2012) Leveraging Workforce Diversity through Volunteerism, In Scott, C.L. & Byrd, M.Y. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Workforce Diversity in a Global Society: Technologies and Concepts. (pp. 354 – 367) doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1812-1.ch021 

+Gavrilova, M., +Bracey, P., Allen, J. (2012) Examining the Diversity Curriculum of Leading Executive MBA Programs in the United States, In Scott, C.L. & Byrd, M.Y. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Workforce Diversity in a Global Society: Technologies and Concepts. (pp. 18 – 37). doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1812-1.ch002  

Allen, J., +Gojer, A. J., +Gavrilova-Aguilar, M., & +Philpot, D. (2012). Sustaining Organizational Innovation. In Wang, V. C. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training. (pp. 514-531). doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-068-2.ch038 

Allen, J., +Bracey, P., & +Pasquini, L. (2012). Learning and Performance Innovation. In Wang, V. C. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training. (pp. 48-64). doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-068-2.ch005 

Allen, J., +Bracy, P. +Gavrilova, M. (2010) Learning in 2010: Instructional Challenges for Adult Career and Technical Education, International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology 1(4), p. 48 – 62. doi:10.4018/IJAVET  

Panels

Allen, J., Bank, N., Eaves, T., Guevara, A., Khader, M., Njeri, M., Rosellini, A., Zimmerman, T. (submitted). Doctoral Research Team: Fostering Future Scholarship. Panel presented at 84th annual meeting of Association for Information Science and Technology, Salt Lake City, UT. 

 Allen, J., Bank, N., Eaves, T., Guevara, A., Khader, M., Njeri, M., Rosellini, A., Zimmerman, T. (submitted). Doctoral Research Team: Fostering Future Scholarship. Panel presented at 2021 annual meeting of Association for Library and Information Science Education, Milwaukee, WI. 

Posters

Taljallipour, P., Kader, M., Allen, J., Guevara, A., Njeri, M., Bukhari, A. (submitted). Student Perceptions of their instructors: Implications for information behavior. Poster presented at 84th annual meeting of Association for Information Science and Technology, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Bukhari, A., Allen, J., Kader, M., Guevara, A., Njeri, M., Taljallipour, P. (submitted). Role of Data Science in Knowledge Management. Poster presented at 84th annual meeting of Association for Information Science and Technology, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Allen, J., Khader, M., Rosellini, A., Zimmerman, T. & Eaves, T. (2019, October) Investigating wisdom: A call for research. Poster presented at the 82nd Annual Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Zimmerman, T., Khadar, M., Abdulrahman, H.,& Allen, J. (2019, October) Political “fake news” on social media: Factors surrounding its spread and influence. Poster accepted to the 82nd Annual Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Allen, J., Mull, M., & Aguilar, M. (2019, October). Unlearning in a Global Information Economy. Poster presented at the 82nd Annual Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference Social Informatics SIG, Melbourne, Australia. 

Allen, J., Smith, D. & Turner, J. (2019, October) Digital Presence for Information Scholars. Poster presented at the 82nd Annual Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 

Allen, J., Khadar, M., Rosellini, A., Zimmerman, T. & Eaves, T. (2019, October) Investigating wisdom: A call for research. Poster presented at the 82nd Annual Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 

+Zimmerman, T., Khader, M., Abdulrahman, H., & Allen, J. (2019, October) Political “fake news” on social media: Factors surrounding its spread and influence. Poster accepted at the 82nd Annual Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 

Turner, J. R., +Hix, J., Baker, R., & Allen, J. (2017). Improving your digital presence as a researcher, FOCUS session. Paper submitted to the 2017 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas, San Antonio, TX.