» Dr. Quaylan Allen
Assistant Professor

College of Educational Studies
Dr. Quaylan Allen
Office Location:
Reeves Hall 112
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Education
California State University, Sacramento, Bachelor of Science in Business
Arizona State University, Master of Education
Arizona State University, Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
Biography

Dr. Quaylan Allen joined the College of Educational Studies in 2012 and teaches in the Integrated Educational Studies Program. A 2010 graduate from the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State University, Dr. Allen received his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with an emphasis on Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. His research addresses educational equity by critically examining the implications of social and educational policy and practice on culturally diverse populations. In particular, his research centers on Black middle-class populations and the educational opportunities for Black middle-class males in both urban and suburban school contexts. His most recent study was a school-based visual ethnography examining the implications of school policy and teacher practice on Black middle-class male high school achievement and the involvement practices of Black middle-class parents. Dr. Allen’s dissertation entitled, Black Middle-Class Males, Their Parents and Teachers: A Process of Social Reproduction Through Education, was a finalist for the American Educational Research Association, Division G, Distinguished Dissertation Award in 2011.  He currently sits on the editorial board of Urban Education.
 
Prior to joining the College of Educational Studies, Dr. Allen was an instructor in the School of Teacher Education at the University of Northern Colorado. In this position he taught educational foundations courses for undergraduate and graduate programs, while also supervising teacher candidates in both elementary and secondary education programs.

K-12 Teaching Experience

Dr. Quaylan Allen is a faculty member in the IES program and advisor for the Teaching and Learning in the Community emphasis area. Dr. Allen has worked in a variety of educational settings including non-profit organizations, universities and K-12 schools. Dr. Allen worked as a coordinator of community education programs for a non-profit organization partnering with Olympic athletes to deliver health and fitness initiative programs in elementary schools. He also served as program director for a National Science Foundation funded technology program for girls of color, where he conducted professional development training for high school teachers on how to engage teenage girls in social justice research using digital technologies (i.e. digital media, computer programming, etc.). Additionally, Dr. Allen has assisted with high school-to-college programs for Black male high school students and their families, providing academic tutoring, college readiness skills, and mentoring. Finally, Dr. Allen has experience in both neighborhood and charter high schools as an instructor teaching academic development and college readiness to underrepresented students, and as an education researcher examining the impact of school policies and practices on Black male educational outcomes.

Scholarly Research Interests:

Race, Class and Gender Equity in Education
Black Middle-Class Education
Black Male Achievement
Visual Methodologies

Peer Reviewed Articles:

Allen, Q. (in press). Balancing cool and school: Black middle-class male resistance and accommodation to school. Race Ethnicity and Education.
 
Allen, Q. (in press). “They think minority means lesser than”: Black middle-class sons and fathers resisting microaggressions in the school. Urban Education.
 
Allen, Q. (2012). Photographs and stories: Ethics, benefits and dilemmas of using participant photographywith black middle-class male youth. Qualitative Research, 12(4), 443-458.
 
Allen, Q. (2010). Racial microaggressions: The schooling experiences of Black middle-class males in Arizona’s secondary schools. Journal of African American Males in Education, 1(2), 125-143.

Conference Presentations:

Allen, Q. (2012). Moments of inclusion: Contesting racial microaggressions in Black middle-class male schooling. American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada
 
Allen, Q. (2011). Doing just enough: Black middle-class male resistance and accommodation to school. American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
Allen, Q. (2010). Voices through images: Participant photography with Black middle-class males. International Visual Sociology Association. Bologna, Italy.
 
Allen, Q. (2009). Racial microaggressions:  The schooling experiences of Black middle-class boys in Arizona’s secondary schools. American Educational Research Association. San Diego, California.
 
Allen, Q. (2009). Raced, gendered and middle-classed: The educational experiences of American Black middle-class boys in secondary education. Gender and Education Association. London, United Kingdom.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Allen, Q. (2013). “They think minority means lesser than”: Black middle-class sons and fathers resisting microaggressions in the school. Urban Education.
Allen, Q. (2013). Balancing school and cool: Tactics of resistance and accommodation among black middle-class males. Race Ethnicity and Education, 16(2), 203-224.
Allen, Q. & Boyce, T. (2013). Like father, like son?: Reflections on Black cultural capital and generational conceptions of work. Special Edition. Journal of African American Males in Education.
Allen, Q. (2012). Photographs and stories: Ethics, benefits and dilemmas of using participant photography with black middle-class male youth. Qualitative Research, 12(4), 443-458.
Allen, Q. (2010). Racial microaggressions: The schooling experiences of Black middle-class males in Arizona’s secondary schools. Journal of African American Males in Education, 1(2), 125-143.