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Education educator

Rodney F. Allen, American education educator. Fulbright-Hayes fellow, 1965, Danforth Foundation associate, 1976; recipient President's First Continuing Education award Florida State University, 1989, Continuing Education Association Faculty award National University, 1990.


Allen, Rodney F. was born on November 2, 1938 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of Henry Hargadine and Frances Willard (Figgs) Allen.


Bachelor in History, University Delaware, 1961. Master of Arts in History, University Delaware, 1967. Master of Arts in History, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1967.

Doctor of Philosophy in History, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1973.


Instructor Delaware Public Schools, Wilmington, 1961-1968. From assistant professor to professor social studies education Florida State University, Tallahassee, since 1968. Visiting professor Macalaster College, St. Paul, 1972, St. Mary's College, Winona, Minnesota, 1973, Wilfrid Laurer University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1975-1978, Republic of Botswana, 1990.

Board directors Institute for Social Policy Studies, Tallahassee, 1977-1980.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Panorama of Florida, second edition, 1989. Editor: (with others) Pathways to Pluralism: Religion in American History, 1989. Editor: Critical Issues in Teaching Social Studies, K-12, 1996.

      Executive editor The Social Studies, since 1990.


Board of directors Tallahassee Junior Museum, 1975-1980, honorary board directors since 1980. Member Florida Law Education Association (Vice-President 1980-1993), National Council for Social Studies, National Council for Geographic Education, Florida Council for Social Studies, Florida Geographic Alliance (board directors 1986-1997), Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, salt water fishing.


Married Carol Elizabeth Turner, June 15, 1957. Children: Tracy Elizabeth, Rodney F. Junior, Dianna Carol.

Henry Hargadine Allen

Frances Willard (Figgs) Allen

Carol Elizabeth Turner

Tracy Elizabeth Allen

Rodney F. Junior Allen

Dianna Carol Allen