Jennifer Allen

Jennifer H. Allen, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and a Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University. Her research focuses on sustainable economic development, collaborative approaches to reducing use of toxics, and rural-urban connections. Jennifer served as the Director of Portland State’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions from 2012-2015, and has previously worked at the World Bank, Ecotrust, and the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. She is an Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commissioner, and has served on the boards of Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Shorebank Pacific, Portland Energy Conservation Inc., Illahee, the Portland Sustainability Institute, Friends of Forest Park, and the Food Alliance. Jennifer holds a BA in American Studies from Yale University, a Master of Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University.