Dr. Jeff Allen

University of North Texas

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University of North Texas


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, 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 and information literacy.


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.

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