J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
Professor Allen joined this faculty in 1993 after teaching at Louisiana State University. She earnd her Ph.D. in organizational communication from the University of Kentucky.
Sustainability-related organizational communication
Organizational communication (e.g., the IT workplace, gender dynamics, perceived organizational support)
Parent-child communication about finances and about the natural environment
Organizational Communication Theory
Organizational Communication Research
Sustainability and Communication
Research Methods II
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Allen published Strategic Communication for Sustainable Organizations: Theory and Practice (Springer, 2016).
She has presented over 60 papers at scholarly conferences and published over 40 scholarly articles and book chapters in publications representing five disciplines. Her work has appeared in journals including Utility Policy, Energy Policy, Journal of Communication Management, Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Reports, Mass Communication and Society, Communication Law Review, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Communication Studies, Journal of Public Relations Research, The Southern Communication Journal, Western Journal of Communication, Journalism Quarterly,Communication Monographs, Communication Quarterly, Women's Studies in Communication, Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, American Review of Public Administration, Information and Management, International Journal of Learning and Change, The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Financial Counseling & Planning, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Academic Exchange, Journal of Constructivist Psychology, and Consultation: An International Journal.
Faculty member, consultant, author, newspaper editor, mental health educator, reporter.
EVALUATIVE RESEARCH OR CONSULTING
AERT (plastics recycler), Springdale, AR, 20
Tyson Foods, Fayetteville, AR., 1996; 2009, 2015
Unilever, Bentonville, AR, 2006; 2009.
Fayetteville Fire Department, Fayetteville, AR, 2003
Office of Services to Business and Industry, Division of Continuing Education, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR., 1998.
Northwest Arkansas Multi-cultural Forum, Rogers, AR., 1995.
J. B. Hunt Driver Personnel Division, Fayetteville, AR., 1994.
Springdale Memorial Hospital, Fayetteville, AR., 1994.
Vietnam Veterans of American, Baton Rouge, LA., 1992.
Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Baton Rouge, LA., 1992.
WBRZ-TV, Baton Rouge, LA., 1989.
National Tour Association, Lexington, KY., 1987-1992.
Council of State Governments, Lexington, KY., 1987-1988.
Allen's book Strategic Communication for Sustainable Organizations: Theory and Practice (Springer, 2016) won the Christine L. Oravec Research Award in Environmental Communication (book category) at the November 2015 National Communication Association conference.
Allen has received approximatley $140,000 in grant funds to conduct various research projects and won multiple top paper awards at professional conferences.