Allen, Shannon, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Center for Rural School Health & Education
Research Assistant Professor

303-871-2996, KRH 342

Shannon completed her PhD at The Graduate Center, City University of New York in 2017. Her dissertation topic was black and African American parents’ experiences navigating elementary school choice in Brooklyn, NY. She works for Morgridge College of Education’s Center for Rural School Health & Education, with the dual responsibilities of researcher and project manager. Shannon is a qualitative researcher with training in community-based participatory research (CBPR) and narrative analysis. She is currently leading a CBPR project focused on the translation of substance abuse prevention best practices for children and adolescents in the San Luis Valley. Her other research interests include 1) health and wellness opportunities and outcomes of the 4-day school week and online school environments and 2) implementation of the community school model in rural school districts.

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