Greg Allen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership
Office: VAC 124
In 2005 I became a second-generation teacher at George Fox. My appreciation for the mission of this fine institution began in 1969 as a child of two George Fox professors. I wholeheartedly believe in our mission of being a Christ-centered community that prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion.
I love teaching management and business technology as it provides a microcosm of understanding how our world works and the possibilities for change. I am both intrigued and challenged by the changing landscape of business technology, management, and complexity that is evident in our ever-changing business environment. I love how management equips each of us with the tools to solve important problems, be they in business or life. I believe that knowledge of management principles with the guidance of God can provide creative opportunities for change that address pressing world issues.
PhD, Management, Walden University (2013)
MBA, George Fox University (2004)
BS, Education and Health and Human Performance, George Fox University (1988)
Expertise and Research Interests
During my time at George Fox, I've created courses in the adult degree program and have taught for both the organizational leadership and information technology focused majors. I have conducted research on how organizational culture of medical organizations impact the use of information systems. I am currently conducting research specific to leveraging intellectual capital across medical organizations value chain via Epic electronic medical records system.
I have nearly two decades of professional management experience in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, I have spent a number of years in the broadband service industry where I served as director of training operations responsible for enterprise-wide change initiatives.
Select Research Bibliography
Allen, G., & Schechter, H. (2014). Examining organizational culture of nurses on the affinity for Epic EMR. Hospital Administration Journal. (Pre-publication).
Allen, G. (2013). The Influence of Organizational Culture on Affinity for Knowledge Management Practices of Registered Nurses. (Doctoral dissertation, Walden University). Dissertation Abstract International. (UMI No. 14032).
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
MGOL 401 - Organizational Behavior
MGOL 404 - Organizational Communication
MGOL 413 - Ethics for Managers
MGOL 431 - Operations Management
MGOL 450 - Strategic Management
TMGT 410 - Management of Information Systems
Outside the Classroom
I have been blessed with a wonderful wife and two children, with whom I share adventures each summer. We love traveling to national parks to taking advantage of the various hiking trails to experience and discover all of God's creations. Many former and current students will tell you that I love movies and often quote lines in the classroom, love a good barbeque, and enjoy staying connected to students after they graduate. I am an entrepreneur at heart and currently own a consulting company focusing on healthcare EMR systems and culture change. I love mentoring, and continue to counsel several former students who currently own small businesses.