Douglas Allen, PhD


Associate Professor

Doug Allen is associate professor of management at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. In spring 1996 and fall 1999, Allen taught at the Renmin (People’s) University Business School in Beijing, China, where he was a guest professor. He is also a regular visiting professor at Tongji University School of Economics and Management in Shanghai, China. Previously, he has worked as a human resource management specialist at the Chrysler World Headquarters in Highland Park, Michigan, and as an international placement consultant at the Bahá’í National Center in Wilmette, Illinois.

He has consulted with and conducted training programs for many organizations, including the WorldAgInfo Project with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Jayman MasterBUILT, Nokia, Amoco, Boeing, Chrysler, General Electric’s Crotonville Management Development Center, Honeywell and the City of Englewood. He has also served as a USIS Academic Specialist in Jamshedpur, India, presenting a series of seminars to senior executives at Tata Industries.

Allen has published articles and made frequent presentations on human resource management, globalization and management in China to a wide variety of conferences and organizations. He is co-author of the book Formula 2+2: The Simple Solution for Successful Coaching (2004 with Dwight Allen) and served on the research team for one of the most successful wikibooks used as a primary textbook at the undergraduate level.

He has lived, traveled, and/or worked in 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, including more than 60 visits to China and five years of residence in southern Africa. 


  • PhD, Business Administration, University of Michigan
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BS, Sociology, University of Zimbabwe