Political Science and Criminal Justice

Mahalley Allen, J.D., Ph.D.

Department Chair and Legal Studies Program Coordinator

Mahalley D. Allen is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice and is both the Department Chair and Coordinator of the Department’s Legal Studies Program. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Kansas and her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Dr. Allen’s teaching and research interests include constitutional law, judicial politics, and public policy. Dr. Allen was a visiting professor at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic in summer 2010 and at the Universidad del País Vasco in San Sebastián, Spain in summer 2018.