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Bernard Lee Allen


Philosopher John Dewey; the history of West Virginia and the Appalachian region; the petroleum industry, "Stonewall" Jackson; Europe's history, especially since 1848; Great Britain's history, especially since 1714; Women in the Ohio Valley and the American Dream, 1776-1976; business ethics.

Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Bernard Lee Allen, a teaching associate in the Department of History, has been at Coastal Carolina University since August 2000. He earned a bachelorís degree in business administration from West Virginia University in 1959, a masterís degree in philosophy from Southern Illinois University in 1964 and a Ph.D. in history from West Virginia University in 1971. He is the author of four books and co-author of two others, all focusing on aspects of West Virginiaís Mid-Ohio Valley.

Allen is a member of Phi Alpha Theta and Alpha Kappa Psi. He is a former president of the West Virginia Historical Association of College and University Teachers of History, and a former board member of the Board of Directors of the Humanities Foundation of West Virginia.

Allen received the state of West Virginiaís Professor of the Year award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1996. He retired from West Virginia Universityís regional campus in Parkersburg, W.V., in 1999 after three decades at that institution.

Allen has taught courses at Coastal Carolina University in Business Ethics, American History and European History.

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