Dr. Marcus Allen joined the faculty of Guttman Community College in 2013, rising to Full Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies in August 2016. He served as the Urban Studies Program Coordinator from 2014 to 2016, administering program operations and representing the program’s interests to internal and external partners. Since 2015, Dr. Allen has been the committed Program Director of Guttman’s United Men of Color (UMOC), part of the CUNY Black Male Initiative funded by the New York City Council.
Prior to Guttman, Dr. Allen was the Program Coordinator of the African, African American, Diaspora Studies Program and led the South Africa and Botswana Study Abroad Program at Wheaton College. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Race and Policy, Journal of Black Studies, and The American Review of Politics, among others, and he has presented at numerous conferences in his areas of expertise. Dr. Allen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree as a double-major in Political Science and Philosophy, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Binghamton University, State University of New York.