Adler Graduate School is thrilled to welcome Dr. Allen as its new President. Dr. Jeffery Allen is a creative leader with extensive background in higher education administration, program development, and leadership. Additionally, Dr. Allen has extensive background in nonprofit management and general business.

Jeff started his career as a social worker and program director. In 2002, he shifted from social work and program direction to higher education leadership. He has held a variety of roles, including faculty member, Dean, Campus Vice President, and College President.  Most recently, Dr. Allen has been consulting in the higher education and business community, with a role in Executive Coaching and Leadership Development.

Dr. Allen has a PhD. in Education Policy and Administration.  His Doctoral thesis was titled, Human Service Theory in Action: An Applied Model for Community Services, Healthcare, Education, Corrections and Long-Term Care.  His academic career spans responsibilities in enrollment management, program development, accreditation, and faculty engagement.  Additionally, his work in the nonprofit sector provides experience with board governance and problem solving in organizations concerned with mission advancement.

Dr. Allen is curious and driven. He’s a continuous learner and active community volunteer board member. He began his new position at Adler Graduate School this past December.