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Scott Allen, Ph.D.

Scott Allen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management Department(s): Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain

Ph.D. Antioch University
M.Ed. Xavier University
B.S. The University of Minnesota

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Field(s) of Expertise

Leadership, Executive Communication


Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He’s been awarded the Wasmer Outstanding Teaching Award for his work in the classroom. Scott is the chair and co-founder of the Collegiate Leadership Competition and has served on the board of the International Leadership Association, Association of Leadership Educators, and Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.


Dr. Allen teaches leadership and management skills, executive communication, teams, executive leadership, and technologies enabling disruption.


Scott served as a Mulwick Scholar in the Boler College of Business, and his primary stream of research focuses on leadership development. Scott has published more than 50 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. He is the co-author of The Little Book of Leadership Development: 50 Ways to Bring Out the Leader in Every Employee and Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students (Jossey-Bass). His two most recent projects are Discovering Leadership: Designing Your Success (2019) and Captovation: Online Presentations by Design (2020).

Additional Information

In addition to writing and speaking, Scott consults, facilitates workshops, and leads retreats across industries. He is a faculty member of the Institute for Management Studies. Recent engagements include Lubrizol, Key Bank, EY, Siegfried Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Navigate 360, Reliability First, Progressive, NASA-Glenn, FedEx Custom Critical, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, Leadership Cleveland, and Cleveland Bridge Builders.