Delia B. Allen

Research Associate

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Delia B. Allen serves as a Research Associate in the Center for Education Policy and Leadership. Currently, Dr. Allen is the principal investigator of the College Advising Corps project and assists with the Program and Evaluation Capacity Building Initiative. She also serves as a co-Investigator for the Brady Education Foundation’s Montessori initiative and works on business development opportunities around school safety and issues of equity. Prior to joining the Riley Institute, she was a research assistant at the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. In addition, Dr. Allen has been a public high school mathematics teacher and an engineer in her earlier career. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia. She earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and master’s degrees from Northwestern University and Converse College. She has served on the student editorial board for the Education Law and Policy Review and has had recent presentations at the Association for Education Finance and Policy annual conference, the Education Law Association annual conference, and the Black Doctoral Network annual conference.