PhD, Michigan State University, 1987
MA, University of Wyoming, 1983
BA, Lewis and Clark College, 1981
Social influence in personal, relational, organizational, media, and public contexts
Research methods, nonverbal communication, sexuality, persuasion, and argumentation
Argumentation, Sexuality, Meta-Analysis, Quantitative Research Methods, ANOVA and Multiple Regression, Public Speaking, Nonverbal Communication, Communication in a World of AIDS, Philosophy of Applied Communication, Persuasion, Family Communication, Conflict, Organizational Communication
Other Professional Activities
2011 Central States Communication Association Federation Research Prize
Former Editor of Communication Monographs, Communication Studies
Ranked in the top 25 of active research career scholars based on number of published works
Top Paper, Peace and Conflict Studies Division, National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, 2010
Top Three Paper, Argumentation and Forensics Division, National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, 2010
Turkiewicz, K. L., Allen, M. R., Venetis, M. K., & Robinson, J. D. (2014, November). Observed communication between oncologists and patients: A causal model of communication competence. World Journal of Meta-Analysis
Kim, S., Allen, M. R., Preiss, R. G., & Peterson, B. (2014, November). Meta-Analysis of Counterattudinal Advocacy Data: Evidence for an Additive Cues Model. Communication Quarterly
Mullane, R., Burrell, N. A., Allen, M. R., & Timmerman, L. M. (2014). Victim-offender mediation: A meta-analysis. Burrell, N. A., Allen, M. R., Gayle, B., & Preiss, R. (Eds.). Managing interpersonal conflict: Advances through meta-analysis, 106-124. New York: Routledge.
Burrell, N. A., Grimes, D., & Allen, M. R. (2014). Using meta-analysis to examine peer mediation: Outcomes and effectiveness in educational settings. Burrell, N. A., Allen, M. R., gayle, b., & preiss, r. (Eds.). Managing Interpersonal Conflict: Advances through Meta-Analysis, 167-180. Routledge.
Gayle, B., Preiss, R., & Allen, M. R. (2014). Where we are now? A Meta-Analytic Review of Sex Difference Expectations for Conflict Management Strategy Selection. Burrell, N. A., Allen, M. R., gayle, B., & preiss, r. (Eds.). Managing Interpersonal Conflict: Advances through Meta-Analysis, 226-248. New York, NY: Routledge.