Dr. Allen earned his Ph.D. from the Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations at Georgia State University. He is a Professor of Management in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis. His primary research interests include the flow of people into and out of organizations and the role of technology in human resource management. His research on these topics has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, and other outlets. Dr. Allen is a recipient of a First Tennessee Professorship, and a recipient of three Suzanne Downs Palmer Professorship awards for research. He teaches undergraduate, graduate, and executive courses primarily in the areas of human resource management and organizational behavior, as well as research methods. He does organizational research, consulting, and training on topics such as recruitment, retention, and organizational effectiveness, and has worked with organizations such as the Red Cross, Campbell Clinic, First Tennessee, Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, Harrah's Entertainment, Methodist Hospitals, Pfizer, Pinnacle Corporation, Region's Bank, and the U.S. Navy.