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Derek B. Allen
Adjunct Faculty
Academic Background
PhD 1988, American Studies Michigan State University
MA 1978, American Studies Michigan State University
BA, Tufts University 1974
Phone Number
(706) 974-9646

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Criminal Theory and Managing an Ethical Multicultural Department

What year did you start teaching at AU

Summer Semester 2018

Why teach at AU?

The reputation of the Anderson University as a top-notch academic institution and its connection with the faith community was instrumental in pursuing the teaching opportunity with the School of Public Service and Administration


Travel, Cooking, Outdoors, Reading and listening to all kinds of music.

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Mediator with the Atlanta Neighborhood Justice Center, High School/College football and baseball athlete, adoptive parent, married fro 39 years

Places you've lived

New York City, Boston, East Lansing (MI), Seattle, Atlanta, Washington DC

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

The quality of the students and faculty; the closeness and community of the University; the commitment of the University for partnering with the local community

What I wish prospectives students knew about my discipline or careers in my discipline.

The complexity of the discipline, the inter-connectivity with other disciplines, and he impact on communities at the local, state and national levels

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Class instructional strategies include lecture, group interaction (Socratic approach), multimedia presentation methodology and elements of a flipped classroom