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university dean , Communication educator

Jerry L. Allen, American Dean, communication educator. Littlefield Chair Research grantee U. Bridgeport, 1985. Member National Comm. Association (chair committee apprehension committee 1986-1987), World Comm. Association (board directors since 1991), International Comm. Association, Eastern Comm. Association (executive secretary 1992-1995, first vice president 1997-1998, president since 1998).


Allen, Jerry L. was born on January 1, 1938 in Parma, Missouri, United States. Son of Alton and Bernice (Grissom) Allen.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Southeast Missouri State University, 1959. Master of Science in Education, Southern Illinois University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Speech Communications, Southern Illinois University, 1978.


Teacher, Fox H.S., Arnold, Missouri, 1959-1964;teacher, Lindberg H.S., St. Louis, 1964-1965;assistant professor speech, St. Saint Louis University, 1965-1971;professor, chair Department, University Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1973-1990;professor, chair Department, University New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, 1990-1995;acting dean, School Business, U. New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, 1995-1996;dean graduate studies, U. New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, since 1996. Committee consultant Missouri, 1965-1971, Connecticut 1973-1997. Adjunct Professor U. Missouri, 1969-1970, Southern Connecticut State University, 1973-1994.

Albertus Magnus College, 1989.


  • Other Work

    • Contributing author: Interpersonal Communication: A Laboratory Manual, 1980, Instructior's Manual for Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication, 4th edition. Editor Communications Research Reports, 1996-1999. Member editl board various journals, since 1968.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member National Communications Association (chair communications apprehension committee 1986-1987), World Communications Association (board directors since 1991, vice president North America since 2000), International Communications Association, Eastern Communications Association (executive secretary 1992-1995, first vice president 1997-1998, president 1998-1999).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography.


Married Annitta L. Wagley, October 16, 1955 (divorced 1972). Children: Tom, Deborah, Richard, Tracy. Married Betty L. Scott, September 1, 1972.

Children: Leland, Ken, Cindi.

Alton Allen

Bernice (Grissom) Allen

Annitta L. Wagley

Betty L. Scott

Tom Allen

Deborah Allen

Richard Allen

Tracy Allen

Leland Allen

Ken Allen

Cindi Allen