Michelle Allen is an academic, educator, and higher education practitioner. Michelle joins the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME) as an Assistant Director of Programming. Her primary responsibilities include planning large scale diversity events, fostering opportunities for collaborative programming and research across functional areas, and supporting relevant student organizations in support of campus wide multicultural programming ventures.
Michelle earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Savannah State University and Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern University. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Georgia Southern University’s Curriculum Studies Ed.D program; her cognate is Critical Race Feminism, Intersectionality, Cultural Studies, and Black Queer Studies.
She is a native of Atlanta, GA with a passion for education and diversity. Her work experiences range from companies like Nike and ExxonMobil to working in Student Affairs in Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and Multicultural Education. Outside of work, she expresses her love of music as a DJ; her favorite genres of music are Hip-Hop, Indie Soul, Country, Afro Beats, and Power ballads. She also loves cooking and binge watching HGTV.
Gallup StrengthsQuest: Strategic, Individualization, Achiever, Input, Competition
Contact Michelle at 703.993.2700 or MAllen26@gmu.edu