Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987
M.A., University of Wyoming, 1983
B.A., 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 Relevant 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
Omori, K., Zhang, Y.B., Allen, M., Ota, H., & Imamura, M. (2011). Japanese college students’ media exposure to sexually explicit materials, perceptions of women, and sexually permissive attitudes. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 40, 93-110.
Allen, M., D’Alessio, D., & Burrell, N. (2011). The implications and consequences of using meta-analysis for political communication. In Erik Bucy and R. Lance Holbert (Eds.). The sourcebook for political communication research: Methods, measures, and analytical techniques (pp. 114-128). New York: Routledge.
Allen, M. (2009). Meta-analysis. Communication Monographs, 76, 398-407.
Venetis, M.K., Robinson, J.K., Turkiewicz, K.L., & Allen, M. (2009). An evidence base for patient-centered cancer care: A meta-analysis of studies of observed communication between cancer specialists and their patients, Patient Education and Counseling, 77, 379-383.
Allen, M., Titsworth, S., & Hunt, S.K. (2009). Quantitative research in communication. Los Angeles: Sage.
Casey, M.K., Timmerman, L., Allen, M., Krahn, S., & Turkiewicz, K.L. (2009). Response and self-efficacy of condom use: A meta-analysis of this important element of AIDS education and prevention. Southern Communication Journal, 74, 57-78.
Pederson, J., Tkachuk, H., & Allen, M. (2008). How perceived situational frequency and situational importance affect communication apprehension: A cross cultural analysis. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 37, 189-198.
Lim, T., Allen, M., Burrell, N., & Kim, S. (2008). Differences in cognitive relativity between Americans’ and Koreans’ assessments of self. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 37, 105-118.
Allen, M., Timmerman, L., Ksobiech, K., Valde, K., Gallagher, E.B., Hookham, L., Bradford, L., & Emmers-Sommer, T. (2008). Persons living with HIV: Disclosing to partners. Communication Research Reports, 25, 192-199.
Timmerman, L., Allen, M., Jorgensen, J., Herrett-Skjellum, J., Kramer, M.R., & Ryan, D. (2008). A review and meta-analysis examining the relationship of music content with sex, race, priming, and attitudes. Communication Quarterly, 56, 303-324.
McKinney, V.R., & Allen, M. (2008). Psychological contracts’ influence on E-collaboration. In N. Kock (Ed.), Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration (pp. 499-504). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
Allen, M., Emmers-Sommer, T.M., D’Alessio, D., Timmerman, L., Hanzal, A., & Korus, J. (2007). The connection between the physiological and psychological reactions to sexually explicit materials: A literature summary using meta-analysis. Communication Monographs, 74, 541-560.
Allen, M., Burrell, N., Bourhis, J., Timmerman, E., & Mabry, E. (2007). Literature of satisfaction. In M.G. Moore (Ed.), Handbook of distance education (2nd ed.) (pp. 149-156). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Preiss, R., Gayle, B., Burrell, N., Allen, M., & Bryant, J. (Eds.). (2007). Mass media effects research: Advances through meta-analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.