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Leonard Allen

Leonard Allen
Assistant Professor of Instruction
Educational Studies
Patton Hall 302M

Dr. Leonard J. Allen has been a lecturer at Ohio University since 2012. Before joining the faculty at OHIO, he worked at Marshall University as a part-time Assistant Professor in Leadership Studies. Prior to that he spent 35 years in the Kanawha County School System in Charleston, West Virginia where he served as teacher, Special Education Curriculum Specialist; principal, Director of Instructional Services, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Administration, Director of Professional Development and Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools. Immediately after his retirement he worked for 18 months for TeachFirst, a national consulting company providing staff development on implementation of Professional Learning Communities. He has also worked for American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC conducting research in six high schools in Brooklyn, NY. While working in the public schools, Dr. Allen was an adjunct instructor at the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies and Marshall University for 32 years. Dr. Allen’s research and teaching interests include The Role of the Principal as Instructional Leader, School Law and Leadership Theory.