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Dr. Louise Anderson Allen
Louise Anderson Allen

EducationEducational LeadershipProfessor of Educational Leadership Turner Hall803-536-8116

Louise Anderson Allen

Dr. Louise Anderson Allen is a professor of courses in educational administration, educational leadership, curriculum leadership, instructional leadership and serves as dissertation director.


BA 1971 Francis Marion University

MAT 1973 The Citadel

ED.D. 1997 USC


Dr. Allen joined the faculty as an associate professor at SC State University in January 2007, after having taught at Texas Tech, UNC-Charlotte and Georgia State. Dr. Allen is a South Carolinian native, having attended public schools through my post graduate degree, Doctorate of Education, from USC. Dr. Allen was awarded the first post doctoral fellowship given by Avery African American Research Center in Charleston. Dr. Allen also was a teacher and administrator in Charleston County Schools for 20 years before earning my Ed.D.

Research Interests

  • Educational Leadership
  • Curriculum Leadership 
  • Female Educational Leaders
  • Progressive Era Education in SC


Leadership, Curriculum, Supervision of Instruction, Dissertation Seminar

More About Dr. Louise Anderson Allen

Dr. Allen has authored or co-authored 47 academic publications, including four books with one book co-authored with students, and twelve peer-reviewed journal articles, along with encyclopedia entries and book reviews. She has made forty-two presentations about her academic research at national and international conferences.