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Dwallen 14:43, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

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D W I G H T W. A L L E N Eminent Professor of Educational Reform Old Dominion University - Norfolk, Virginia 23529 - email:


Date of Birth: August 1, 1931 Married, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren


EdD. Education, 1959, Stanford University M.A. Education, 1957, Stanford University A. B. With Distinction, 1953, Stanford University, Stanford, California


Eminent Scholar of Educational Reform, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1978-present (on leave 1985-1988). International Technical Advisor, UNDP/CPR/01/403: Using Distance Education and ICT to Improve Teacher Quality in Poor Areas of Western China Guest Professor, Northwest and Yancheng Normal Universities, and Central University for Minorities and Heilongjiang University, China Senior Fellow, Phelps Stokes Foundation, January, 2001 - present Academic Director, East-West Education Enterprises, developing Omni University in China, English speaking, granting American degrees. POSITIONS HELD (selected):

Instructional Technology Consultant, Dept. of Defense Dependent Schools, Germany and U.S., 1999 – 2004 Principal Investigator, ACTT Now, Aligning Certification with Technology Training, The Old Dominion University and Brunswick County partnership funded by a 1.3 million dollar grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education, 2000-2003 Principal Investigator, American Councils/ Partners in Education (PiE) grant, for Kyrgyzstan educators citizenship training, 2003 Chief Technical Advisor, United Nations Development Programme, China, Basic Education: Teacher Education and Education Administration CPR 91/420, 1993-97, and International Advisor UNDP CPR96/40l, Education of Rural Girls 1998-2003 Co-founder and Principal Consultant, Norfolk Public Schools PRIME Project, 1993-1998 Technical Advisor UNESCO, Namibia, In-Service Teacher Education Project, 1993-95 Technical Advisor in Teacher Education, UNESCO, 1993, Wuhan Institute of Education, Wuhan, P. R. China Technical Advisor, UNESCO, Malawi (Africa) Primary Teacher Education Project, 1990 Staff Development Advisor, Ministry of Education, Gaborone, Botswana, USAID and Florida State University)1986-1988 Consultant, UNDP, and Project Coordinator, Donors' Conference, Rehabilitation of Makerere University, Uganda, 1986-87 Professor of Education, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1978-1985 Dean of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1968-1975 (Professor, 1975-1978) Chief Technical Advisor, UNESCO, National Teacher Training College, Ministry of Education, Maseru, Lesotho, 1974-1976 Associate Professor of Education (last position), Stanford University, 1959-1967 Secondary School Teacher 1957-1959 U.S. Army 1954-1956 Instructor, Athens College, Athens, Greece, 1953-1954


“The Future of Higher Education in China,” Journal of the National Academy of Education Administration, 2005, No. 10, pp. 7-9 NewPAGE: New Portals to Appreciate our Global Environment, (Coordinating Editor), Pearson Custom Publishing, 2004 Formula 2+2: Simple Solutions for Successful Coaching (with Douglas Allen), Berrett-Kohler, San Francisco, 2004 (translated into 4 languages) Making the 2+2 Connection: Creating Successful Teachers (with Alyce Leblanc) , Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, 2004 American Education: The $100 Billion Challenge, Dwight Allen and Bill Cosby, iPublish, Time-Warner, October 2000 Finalist, Interntional eBook Foundation Awards, Frankfurt, Germany, October, 2001 Grand Prize $50,000 Microteaching, (with Wang Weiping) Xin Hua Publishing, Beijing, 1996 Reciting the Verses of God, (with Shahin Vafai), Baha’i Publishing Trust, New Delhi, India, 1995 Learner Centred Education, (with others), Ministry of Education, Namibia, 1994 Schools for a New Century, (Introduction by Terrill Bell). Praeger Press, 1992

Consultant to more than 100 school districts, county, state, federal and international agencies.

Recipient and principal investigator of more than 20 grants and contracts from private foundations, state and national agencies totaling more than $6,000,000. Principal Investigator, ACTT Now, The Brunswick County Schools and Old Dominion University Consortium for Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers for Technology (PT3) and Co-Founder of Project PRIME (with Roy Nichols, Superintendent of Schools, Norfolk, Virginia) – a long term project to restructure inner city schools in Norfolk. Numerous awards, national and international, including those from organizations and agencies in China, India, Uganda, Lesotho, Namibia, and Germany.

Teaching, research and service excellence awards, Virginia Council of Higher Education, Old Dominion University, and Norfolk, and Brunswick County Schools. Old Dominion University nominee, Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year Program, 2001. The Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Educational Policy and Reform at the University of Massachusetts, endowed by a former student who credits his experiences at UMass in the school of education for his success. __________________ Revised March, 2007