Nursing and Health Studies Program

David Allen

David Allen photoDavid G. Allen, RN, PhD
Professor and Director

Nursing and Health Studies
Box 358532
University of Washington Bothell
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: (425) 352-5396

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University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

M.S., Nursing, 1981
Adult Health and Aging Nurse Practitioner
Specialty-Dementia and Alzheimer's disease

University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

B.S., Nursing, 1979

University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI), Center for Twentieth Century Studies

Post-doctoral fellowship in contemporary theory, 1976-7

University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)

Ph.D, 1975
Dissertation:  The phenomenological aesthetics of Mikel DuFrenne

University of Iowa  (Iowa City, IA)

M.A., Theatre History, 1971

Colorado State University  (Fort Collins, CO)

B.A., English (with honors), 1970


University of Washington

Nursing and Health Studies, UW Bothell
9/2012-present  Director and Professor

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma
2012-present Adjunct Professor

Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (formerly Women Studies)
9/2005-6/2012  Chair
7/1988- Present  Adjunct Professor

Department of Psychosocial and Community Health
7/1995-6/2012  Professor (6/2012-present Adjunct Professor)
7/1995-6/1998  Chair

Department of Psychosocial Nursing
7/1988-6/1995  Associate Professor and Chair (Promoted to Professor in 1992)

Center for Multicultural Education
1/2002-present  Faculty Affiliate

Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia)

School of Nursing
9/1996-11/1996  Visiting Scholar

University of Wisconsin-Madison

School of Nursing
1/1982-6/1988   Assistant Professor

Women's Studies Program
12/1983-6/1988  Assistant Professor

Methodist Retirement Health Ctr  (Madison, Wisconsin)
1/80-1/81   Staff Nurse

Milton College (Milton, WI)

Nursing Program 
1978-79      Instructor, BS Completion (part-time)

St. Mary's Hospital (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Emergency Department
9/76-5/77  Emergency Medical Technician (part-time)

State University of New York (Buffalo, New York)

English Department
9/75-6/76  Instructor, English (part-time)


Peer reviewed articles:

Cloyes, K, Lovell, D, Allen DG and LA Rhodes (2006) Assessment of psychosocial impairment in a supermaximum prison unit.  Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Allen, DG and K. Cloyes, (2005) The language of experience in nursing research.  Nursing Inquiry 12:2 98-105

Bonomi, A, Allen, DG and V Holt (2006) Conversational Silence, Coercion, Equality:  The Role of Language in Who Gets Identified as Abused. Social Science and Medicine. Volume 62, Issue 9; 2258-2266.

Allen, DG  Whiteness and difference in nursing.  (2006) Nursing Philosophy.7 65-78

DiAngelo, R and DG Allen (2006) “My feelings are not about you”: Personal experience as a move of whiteness.  InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies. Vol 2, Issue 2, Article 2.

Allen, D.G. (2002) September 11th and the eminent practicality of post-structuralism. Nursing Inquiry 9:1, March 2002, p.1-2. (editorial)

Allen, D.G., Lovell, D. & Rhodes, L.A (2001)  Correctional Mental Health:  A Research        Agenda.  In The Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Digest, ed. J. Fitzpatrick.  Springer.

Lovell, D., Cloyes, K., Allen, D.G. & L.A. Rhodes (2000) Who resides in supermax prisons?  A Washington State Study.  Federal Probation 64:2, 33-38.

Allen, DG  and P. Hardin (2001) Discourse analysis and the epidemiology of nursing. Nursing Philosophy (2) 162-76.

Allen, D.G. (1996)  Knowledge, Politics, Culture, and Gender:  A Discourse Perspective.  Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 28(1), 95-102.

Allen, D.G. (1995). Hermeneutics: Philosophical traditions and nursing practice research. Nursing Science Quarterly 8(4), 174-182.

Allen, D.G., Gilchrist, L.D., Brown, L., Cox, G.B., Semke, J., Thomas, M.D. & Perry, R.D. (1994).  One system, many perspectives:  Stakeholders and mental health system evaluation.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 17(1), 47-51.

Gilchrist, L.D., Allen, D.G., Brown, L., Cox, G.B., Semke, J., Thomas, M.D., Jemelka, R., Perry, R.D. & Sutphen-Mroz, J. (1994).  A public-academic approach to designing a state mental health program evaluation.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 17(1), 53-61.

Brown, L., Cox, G.B., Jones, W.E., Semke, J., Allen, D.G., Gilchrist, L.D. & Sutphen-Mroz, J. (1994).  Effects of mental health reform on client characteristics, continuity of care and community tenure.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 17(1), 63-72.

Semke, J., Brown, L., Sutphen-Mroz, J., Cox, G.B., Gilchrist, L.D., Allen, D.G., Thomas, M.D. & Jemelka, R. (1994).  Impact of mental health reform on service use.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 17(1), 73-79.

Brown, L., Thomas, M.D., Allen, D.G. & Gilchrist, L.D. (1994).  Mental health reform:  Client and family member perspectives.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 17(1), 81-92.

Cox., G.B., Allen, D.G., Brown, L., Gilchrist, L.D., Perry, R.D. & Thomas, M.D. (1994).  Recommendations for state-wide evaluations:  Lessons relearned.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 17(1), 97-101.

Allen, D., Allman, K.M. & Powers, P. (1991). Feminist nursing research without gender. Advances in Nursing Science, 13(3), 49-58.

Allen D. (1990). The curriculum revolution: Radical revisioning of nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 29(7), 312-16.

Allen, D., Bowers, B. & Diekelmann, N. (1989). Writing to learn: A reconceptualization of thinking and writing in the nursing curriculum. Journal of Nursing Education, 28(1), 6-11.

Allen, D., Calkin, J. & Peterson, M. (1988). Making shared governance work: A conceptual model. Journal of Nursing Administration, 18(1), 37-43.

Allen, D. & Wolfgram, B. (1988). Nursing, therapy and social control: Feminist science and systems-based family therapy. Health Care for Women, International, 9, 107-24.

Allen, D. (1987). The Social Policy Statement: A reappraisal. Advances in Nursing Science, 10(1), 39-48.

Allen, D. (1987). Critical social theory as a model for analyzing ethical issues in family and community health. Family and Community Health, 10(1), 63-72.

Allen, D. (1986). Nursing and oppression: A feminist analysis of representations of "the family" in nursing textbooks. Feminist Teacher, 2(1) 15-20.

Allen, D. (1986). Professionalism, gender segregation of labor and the control of nursing. Women and Politics, 6(3), 1-24.  An earlier version was published in S. Geiger (Ed.) (1984), Sex/gender division of labor: Feminist perspectives.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Feminist Studies.

Allen, D. & Whatley, M. (1986). Nursing and men's health: Some critical considerations. Nursing Clinics of North America, 21(1), 3-13.

Peterson, M. & Allen, D. (1986). Shared governance: Strategy for transforming organizations. 2 Parts. Journal of Nursing Administration, 16(1), 9-12; (Part I); 6(2), 11-16 (Part II).

Allen, D. (1985). Nursing research and social control: Alternative models of science that emphasize understanding and emancipation. Image, 17(2), 59-65.

Allen, D. (1978, Spring). Philosophy of perception in Mikel Dufrenne's Phenomenology of aesthetic experience. Philosophy Today, 50-74.

Technical Reports: (produced by UW team for Washington State Dept. of Corrections)

Correctional Mental Health Collaboration (2001) Clinical Status of IMU Inmates

Correctional Mental Health Collaboration (2001)  Major Themes of Report on IMU Residents

Correctional Mental Health Collaboration (1998). A Profile of Inmates Identified as Behaviorally Disturbed

Correctional Mental Health Collaboration (1999) Planning Outline:  Transitional Opportunity Programs at MCC-SOU.

Correctional Mental Health Collaboration  (1999) Briefing on Transitional Opportunity Program Population and Methods

Correctional Mental Health Collaboration (1998) Disciplinary Policy in Mental Health Units: The role of Unit F at McNeil Island Correctional Center.

Correctional Mental Health Collaboration (1997) Cost Effectiveness Research:  Estimating the Cost of Prison Infractions.

Book Chapters and Proceedings, etc. (* = Peer reviewed):

Allen, D (in press) Multiplying Masculinities:  An overview of contemporary theories of masculinity.  Levison, J and P. Pope-Levison (eds) Gender and Christianity Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

Allen, D (in press) Philosophy in nursing.  In Philosophy of Nursing 5 Questions.  Anette Forss, Christine Ceci, John S Drummond (Editors) Automatic Press/VIP in New York and London.

Allen, D. (1996). Whose experience?  Postmodern critiques of phenomenological research on clients’ ‘experience.’  9th Annual Feminist and Critical Perspectives in Nursing.  Pittsburgh, October, 1996

Allen, D. (1992). Feminism, relativism and the philosophy of science: An overview. In Thompson, J., Allen, D. & Rodrigues-Fisher, L. (Eds.) Critique, resistance, action: Working papers in the politics of nursing. New York: NLN.

*Allen, D. (1991). Applying critical social theory to nursing education. In N. Greenleaf (Ed.), Curriculum revolution: Redefining the student-teacher relationship. New York: NLN.

Allen, D. (1990). Decentralization: Problems and approaches. Aspen's Advisor for Nurse Executives, 6(2), 1-5.

Allen, D. (1989). Clarifying the 'qualitative vs. quantitative' research debate. Nursing Research News, 4(1), 1-2. (A nursing publication of the Veteran's Administration, District 27.)

Allen, D. (1989). Challenge: The influence of gender on nursing science. Proceedings of the fifth nursing science colloquium: Strategies for theory development in nursing, V, Boston University. Invited.

*Allen, D. (1987). Professionalism, occupational segregation by gender and control of nursing. In S. Slavin (Ed.), The politics of professionalism, opportunity employment and gender. New York: Haworth Press. (Reprint of Women and politics, 1986).

*Allen, D. (1987). The concepts of person and society underlying nursing diagnosis:  A critique. In Hannah, K., Reimer, M., Mills, W. and S. Letourneau (Eds.), Clinical judgment and decision making: The future with nursing diagnosis (pp. 479-820). Proceedings of the International  Nursing Conference. New York: Wiley.

Allen, D. (1987). Health, objectification and alienation: Critical social theory and the process of defining and attaining health. In M. Duffy and N. Pender (Eds.), Conceptual issues in health promotion (pp. 128-137). A report of proceedings of a Wingspread Conference. Indianapolis: Sigma Theta Tau International. Invited.

*Allen, D. (1986). The use of philosophical and historical methodologies to understand the concept of "health." In P. Chinn (Ed.), Nursing research  methodology (pp. 157-168). Rockville, MD: Aspen.

*Allen, D. Diekelmann, N. and Benner, P. (1986). Three paradigms for nursing research: Methodological implications. In P. Chinn (Ed.), Nursing research  methodology (pp. 23-38). Rockville, MD: Aspen.

Books and monographs:

Impact of regionalization on consumers (1992)  Mental health evaluation, Report 92-11. Report to Washington State Legislature of evaluation of client outcomes of SSB5400, mental health reform legislation.  Co-authored with grant team members and Legislative Budget Committee, pp. 65-95. (Technical Report)

Thompson, J., Allen, D. & Rodrigues-Fisher, L. (Eds.) (1992). Critique, resistance, action:  Working papers in the politics of nursing. New York: NLN. (book)

Allen, D., Allman, K.M., Powers, P. (1991). The concept of "taken for grantedness" in nursing: Three exemplars. School of Nursing, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. (monograph)

Diekelmann, N., Allen, D., & Tanner, C. (1989). The NLN criteria for appraisal of baccalaureate programs: A critical hermeneutic analysis. New York: NLN. (monograph)

Allen, D. (1986). Health issues for housing managers: Alzheimer's disease.  Madison, WI: Center for Health Sciences. (monograph)

Diekelmann, N., Benner, P. & Allen, D. (1985). Three paradigms for research in nursing education. Professional Education Researcher Notes, 7(1), 6-10. A condensation of Allen, Diekelmann and Benner, 1986. (monograph)

Allen, D. & de Lauretis, T. (Eds.) (1977). Theoretical perspectives.  Cine-Tracts,  1:2 (special edition).

Reviews and Editorials:

Allen, D. (2002)  September 9th and the Eminent Practicality of Poststructuralism.  Nursing Inquiry

Allen, D. (1988). Review of Susan Reverby's Ordered to care. Journal of American History, 614-5.


Curriculum: Revolutions and counterrevolutions. (1990) NLN Videotape. Moderated by Pat Moccia (30 minutes).


Correctional Mental Health Collaboration.  David Lovell, PI.  “Children of prisoners” and mental health coordination/training.  $19,000 September 2007-June 30 2008.

Ford Foundation Curriculum Transformation Grant, “Transnationalism and ethnic identity” $5000 January-June 2004.

Research and Intramural Funding Program, School of Nursing. Discourses of difference and disability in supermaximum prison confinement. $10,000.  April 2002-March 31, 2003

*Correctional Mental Health Collaboration.  State of Washington Department of Corrections.  With David Lovell and Lorna A. Rhodes.  $250,000.  2001-2002.

*Correctional Mental Health Collaboration.  State of Washington Department of Corrections.  With David Lovell and Lorna A. Rhodes.  $450,000.  1999-2001..

*Correctional Mental Health Collaboration.  State of Washington Department of Corrections.  Co-PI with Eric Trupin.  1997-99.

*Correctional Mental Health Collaboration. State of Washington Department of Corrections. Co-PI with Eric J. Trupin. $197,177; 1996-7.

*Correctional Mental Health Collaboration. State of Washington Department of Corrections. Co-PI with Eric J. Trupin. $205,973; 1995-6.

Community mental health outcomes and efficiency evaluation (HB6547).  Division of Mental Health, Washington State $79,000; Co-PI* (with Ana Marie Cauce and Dennis Dyck)

*Correctional Mental Health Collaboration. State of Washington Department of Corrections. Co-PI* with Betty Jane Narver. $486,000; 1994-5.

*Correctional Mental Health Collaboration.. State of Washington Department of Corrections. Co-PI with Betty Jane Narver,  $160,000; 1993-4.

British Columbia Health Association, Evaluating Shared Governance in Four Hospitals.  P.I. ($30,000).

*Regionalization of Mental Health Care Delivery (2SSB5400): Effects on consumers.  Lew Gilchrist, Co-PI. Washington State Legislature. Co-PI* $338,000, 1990-92.

King County Jails.  Advanced Health Assessment Course.  P.I.  1992-1993.  ($12,000/yr.).

End of program evaluation for Baccalaureate Nursing Education. Co-PI. Anne Lousteau, PI. University of Washington. $25,000.

National Institute of Mental Health, Clinical training grant. Principal Investigator, $43,200. 1989-92.

Nursing Models of "The Family" and Critical Social Theory. School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison. PI. $4,886, 1986.

Shared Governance: Evaluation of Staff Nurses' Participation in Decision Making. Methodist Hospital and West Suburban Hospital. PI $1200; 1984.

Evaluating hospital decentralization to increase staff nurses' participation in decision making. Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison PI $6,681, 1985.

Evaluating staff nurses' responses to decision making. School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison,  PI $9,827; 1986.
Further research on Shared Governance. School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison PI $2,655; 1987.

The American Nurses Associations' Social Policy Statement as Ideological Discourse. Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison PI $7,021; 1987.

* These projects had only “Co-PIs”, no PIs.


Psychosocial functioning in supermaximum confinement.  NIMH  (PI: 1,734,294 direct costs) Rejected as unrelated to NIMH mission!!

Psychosocial Functioning and Confinement in Supermaximum Prisons: A Longitudinal Study. National Institute for Justice. (PI: $740,000. not funded).

Primary Health Care Programs.  Division of Nursing, 1993. (PI: $3,788,575. Not funded)

Breaking the Cycle for Mentally Ill Offenders. Roberts Woods Johnson, 1993. (PI: $490,000; Not funded).

Nursing Home Patients with Alzheimer's Disease: Nonpharmacological Intervention. NIA/NCNR. Linda Teri, PI. David Allen, Rica O'Connor, Co-PI.  $150,000. Approved, not funded.

Nurses' participation in decision making:  Relationship to key organizational variables. BRSG. $7,500. Approved, not funded.


I am/was the faculty sponsor and dissertation chair for the following doctoral students:

Gallison, Melissa Confronting the medical model: A hermeneutic view of the quest for health care by gay men with HIV and AIDS. NRSA

Boutain, Doris Worry, stress and family: Critical signifiers of high blood pressure by rural dwelling African Americans.  NRSA.

Hardin, Pam: Women, Bodies, and Self- Surveillance:  Recovery from Anorexia Nervosa: An Analysis of Social Discourse & A Discourse Regarding Analysis.  NRSA

Phillips, Debbie: Exploring new directions for ending practices of male violence:  Masculinity, adolescent boys and culture.  NRSA.

Cooke, Cheryl, Explorations of subjectivity and agency with formerly incarcerated African American men.  NRSA

Cloyes, Kristin, “Mentally ill prisoners in supermaximum confinement” NRSA.

Padgett, Stephen. “Negotiating quality: Everyday practice and self regulation.”  NRSA.


Allen, D. and K. Stetz (2009 March)  “Talking back to racism:  A pedagogy of resistance.”  Christians on Diversity in the Academy.  Azusa Pacific University.  Refereed.

Allen,  D. (2007-April) “Feminisms, religion and nation building”  Panel at “Feminisms and religions:  Countering mutual silence”.  Co-organizer.  Seattle Pacific University.

Allen, D and K. Stetz (May 2008) Recognizing and mediating racism in nursing textbooks.  Seattle Pacific University.

Allen, D (2006-April)  Nationalism, anti-racism and transnational theory:  Possibilities for nursing.  13th annual Critical and Feminist Perspectives in Nursing Conference.  Milwaukee, WI

Allen, D (2004 September).  Qualitative research and grant writing.  College of Nursing, Dexter University, Philadelphia.

Allen, D. (2001 March)  Postcolonial theory and human rights discourse.  University of British Columbia—Victoria.  Victoria, BC, Canada

Allen, D. (2000, November) Performing masculinities in prison.  National Communication Association.  Seattle, WA.

Allen, D. (2000, October) Postcolonial theory and human rights discourse.  11th annual Critical and Feminist Perspectives in Nursing Conference, San Diego, CA

Allen, D (1999, October)  Postmodern perspectives on ethical inquiry in prisons.  10th annual Critical and Feminist Perspectives in Nursing Conference.  Williamsburg, VA.

Allen, D (1999, July)  Postmodernism and the New Nursing:  Where do we stand?  The New Nursing:  Connecting Conversations.  Madison, WI.

Allen, D (1999, May)  Fair and square: Political commitments and objective inquiry. Philosophy in the Nurse’s World.  Banff, Alberta, Canada

Allen, D. (1998 July)  Inquiry and doctoral programs in nursing.  University of Melbourne School of Nursing, Melbourne, Australia

Allen, D (1998 July) Critical thinking, critical theory and the study of difference in graduate nursing programs.  Deakin University School of Nursing, Geelong, Australia

Allen, D. (1998 July)  Methodological madness and objectivity.  Reflections on postmodern theory in prison research.  Deakin University, School of Nursing, Melbourne, Australia.

Allen, D. (1998 July)  Critical multiculturalism and whiteness in nursing education.  Loyola University.  Chicago

Allen, D. (1998, June)  Criminal justice and mental illness: An international perspective.  New South Wales Prison Administration, Sydney, Australia

Allen, D. (1998, June)  The limits of experience:  Interpretive research in graduate nursing programs.  Syndney Institute of Technology School of Nursing, Syndey, Australia

Allen, D (1998, June)  Postmodernism, feminism and research on experience.  9th Annual Critical Theory and Feminism in Nursing Conference.  Adelaide, South Australia.

Allen, D. (1998, March)  Critical and interpretive approaches to inquiry.  University of Calgary, Canada.

Allen, D. (1998, March) Methodological madness and objectivity:  Reflections on the utilization of postmodern theory in prisons research.  Mount Royal College, Calgary, Canada

Allen, D. (1997, November)  Razor wire and clozapine:  Mental health issues in American prisons.  Mental Health and Corrections Conference, New Zealand Nurses’ Association.  Auckland, NZ.

Allen, D. (1997, November)  The integration of critical perspectives on social justice into models of clinical practice.  Auckland Institute of Technology, Auckland, NZ.

Allen, D. (1997, November)  Methodological madness:  Implications of postmodern theory for practice-oriented inquiry.  Auckland Institute of Technology, Auckland, NZ

Allen, D. (1997, November)  Primary care, managed care and mental health.  Auckland Hospital.  Auckland, NZ

Allen, D. (1997, November)  Experience as evidence:  Limitations of phenomenology for nursing research.  Massey University, Albany, NZ.

Allen, D (1997, August) Critical and Interpretive Approaches in Research.  First Summer Institute, University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver, BC.  3 day workshop on theory and methodology.

Allen, D (1997, June) Postmodern theory, methodology and researching mental illness in prisons.  8th International Feminism and Critical Theory in Nursing Conference.  Whistler, BC.

Allen, D (1997, April)  Working with professional and cultural differences in nursing education.  ARCAUSN Annual Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Allen, D (1997, March)  Methodological madness and objectivity.  University of British Columbia, School of Nursing.

Allen, D (1996, September)  Whose experience?  Critique and the phenomenology of ‘experience’  Flinders University Research Week, School of Nursing, Adelaide, Australia

Allen, D. (1996, October)  Research as rhetoric.  Australian Society for Nursing Research.  Adelaide, Australia.

Allen, D. (1996, November) Critical research methodologies.  Australian Society for Nursing Research.  Adelaide, Australia.

Allen, D (1996 October)  Faculty governance of academic organizations.  School of Nursing, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.   

Allen, D (1996 October) Whose experience?  Postmodern critiques of phenomenological research                      on clients’ experience.  Dept. of Nursing, Otago Polytechnic University, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Allen, D (1996 October)  The challenge of managing mental illness in American prisons.  Victoria University, Wellington, NZ

Allen, D (1995, April) Identity and coalition:  Nursing and interdisciplinary research collaboration. Keynote, 7th Annual Emory Nursing Research Conference. Emory University, Atlanta.

Allen, D (1994, October) Challenging ethnocentric thinking. 1994 Convocation on Multicultural Research, The Center for Policy and Practice Research, School of Social Work, University of Washington.

Allen, D. (1994, August) Current approaches to correctional mental health. 1994 Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Washington State;  State Conference, Fife, WA.

Allen, D (1994, June)  Critical and feminist approaches to nursing education and research.  Nursing and Midwifery Department, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Allen, D (1994, June) Feminism, critical theory and nursing: relationships and relevance.  Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.

Allen, D (1994, June) Postmodernism and critical approaches to nursing.  Royal College of Nursing, New Zealand. Auckland, NZ.

Allen, D (1994, June) Three papers for different audiences: a) Postmodernism, language and politics; b) Women, Race and Madness; c) Theoretical and methodological issues in nursing research.  Deakin University-Geelong, Victoria, Australia, June 28, 1994.

Allen, D (1994, June)  Methodological madness. Keynote address, 3rd Annual Conference on Research in Nursing:  Scholarship for Practice. Deakin University-Geelong, Victoria, Australia  June 30, 1994.

Allen, D (1994, July) Empowering methodologies:  Research for Change.  Invitational Workshop. Deakin University-Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Allen, D (1994, July) Insanity, drug abuse and criminal justice.  Royal Park Psychiatric Services, Melbourne, Australia.

Allen, D (1994, July) Decentralization: Shared governance in nursing.  Deakin University-Burwood, Melbourne, Australia.

Allen, D (1994, July) Clinical Trials: How relevant are they for nursing?  Barwon Region Nursing Research Association.  Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Allen, D (1994 July) Trends in primary care nursing education.  Deakin University-Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia.

Allen, D (1994, July) Issues in rural community mental health.  Rural Health Research Colloquium. Deakin University-Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

Allen, D (1994, July) Critical issues  surrounding the development of nursing within the context of the university.  National Invitational Seminar sponsored by The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Sydney and The School of Nursing at Deakin.  Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.

Allen, D (1994, July) Critical and feminist research methodologies.  Workshop at Griffith University, Brisbane, Victoria, Australia.

Allen, D (1994, July) Women, race and madness.  School of Nursing, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

Allen, D (1994, July) Feminism, critical theory and postmodernism in nursing research. School of Nursing, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

Allen, D (1994, July) Feminist and critical methodologies.  University of Tasmania, Hobart Campus, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Allen, D. (1994, May) Critical perspectives in the philosophy of science and nursing research.  Oregon Health Sciences University.

Allen, D. (1993, May). Postmodernism, feminism and critical theory in nursing.  Two day joint presentation with Jan Thompson in Tromso, Norway.

Allen, D. (1993, May). Hermeneutics and nursing inquiry. Multidisciplinary seminar. University of Oslo, Norway.

Allen, D. (1992, October). Women, race and mental health. University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME.

Allen, D. (1992, October). Theory of clinical expertise from the Hermeneutic Perspective. Developing knowledge for nursing practice: Research and Practice Linkages within Four Philosophical Perspectives. College of Nursing. Univ. of Rhode Island, Providence, RI.

Allen, D. (1992, April). The impact of current trends in nursing and nursing education: The ethics of care and the politics of risk. Sister Marie Frank Annual Lecture. Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, TX.

Allen, D. (1992, April). Designing, implementing and evaluating shared governance projects. Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, TX. A workshop that was open to the public with about 40 participants from 12 organizations.

Allen, D. (1992, May). Women's mental health. Plenary address to Mental Health Issues in Primary Care, cosponsored by the School of Nursing and Planned Parenthood. Seattle, May, 1992. Also given at the School of Nursing and at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME.

Allen, D. (1992, March). Postmodernism and critical theory in nursing. Presentation at Critical and Feminist Theory in Nursing. Atlanta, GA.

Allen, D. (1992, March). Re-viewing critical perspectives in nursing. Presentation on feminist and critical theory at Critical and Feminist Perspectives in Nursing, Toledo, OH. Jan Thompson, Lori Rodrigues Fisher and I organize and run this national conference, now in its fourth year.

Allen, D. (1992, January). Evaluating shared governance. Presentation to four hospitals participating in a funded evaluation of decentralization of nursing services in British Columbia. Vancouver, BC.

Allen, D. (1990, November). Structure and governance of baccalaureate programs: Living the curriculum revolution. 38th Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs. New Orleans, LA.

Allen, D. (1991, March). Careerism, capitalism and caring: Can they be reconciled?  Fifth Annual Distinguished Lecture in Nursing, La Salle University, Department of Nursing and Kappa Delta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International. Philadelphia, PA.

Allen, D. (1991, April). The ethics of care and the politics of risk. Keynote address, Nursing's challenge in the 1990's: High risk groups, sub-regional alliance of New York Sigma Theta Tau. New York City, NY.

Allen, D. (1991, February). Critical theory, postmodernism and nursing. Feminist and critical theory in nursing. Medical College of Ohio. Toledo, OH.

Allen, D. & Ward, D. (1990, April). Nursing and feminism. Shoreline Community College, Seattle, WA.

Allen, D. (1990, January). Feminist philosophy of science and nursing research.  Northwest Center for Research on Women. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Allen, D. (1990, January). Management training and evaluation in decentralization.  St. Mary's Hospital, Duluth, MN.

Allen, D. (1990, January). Staff and management roles in decentralization: Design and evaluation. Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL.

Allen, D. & Neiss, M. (1990, September). Shared governance. Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA.

Allen, D. (1990, May). Shared governance and faculty governance: Structures and processes. School of Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Allen, D. (1990, January). Contemporary issues in nursing education and curriculum. Changes of nursing education in the 1990s. AACN. Business Officers of Schools of Nursing, fifth annual meeting. San Diego, CA.

Allen, D. (1989, October). Issues of gender and social class in mental illness.  Symposium: Health policy and health for women, Elizabeth Sterling Soule symposium and lecture. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Allen, D. (1989, October). Poor and crazy or crazy and poor? Mental illness and poverty. Sigma Theta Tau, Psi Chapter annual presentation. Seattle, WA.

Allen, D. (1989, November). Critical theory and feminist theory in nursing:  Intersections and tensions. Postdoctoral conference on critical and feminist theories in nursing. Ashland, NC.

Allen, D. (1989, July). Critical social theory and nursing inquiry. School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Allen, D. (1989, October). Women's ways of knowing as the basis of an undergraduate nursing research class. Curriculum integration: Content and method. Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

Allen, D. (1989, May). The convergence of feminist, anti-racist and third world critiques of science. Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

Allen, D. (1989, April). Designing and managing a decentralized nursing department. University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing, Calgary, Alberta.

Allen, D. (1988, December). Critical social theory and nursing education.  Fifth National conference on nursing education. NLN. Chicago, IL.

Allen, D. (1988, September). Shared governance: Process and structure. Marquette University, School of Nursing, Milwaukee, IL.

Allen, D. (1988). The challenge of gender for the sciences of nursing. Strategies for theory development in nursing V. School of Nursing, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Allen, D. (1988). Participation of staff nurses in organizational decisions: Theory and research.  School of Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee, IL.

Allen, D. (1988, October). Shared governance in nursing: A case study. Shared governance in nursing. University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA.

Allen, D. (1987, May). Critical hermeneutics and the study of nursing texts.  Critical understandings for critical times. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Allen, D. (1987, May). The concepts of person and society underlying nursing diagnosis: A critique. International nursing conference on clinical judgement and decision making: The future with nursing diagnosis. The University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta.

Allen, D. (1987, April). Health, objectification and alienation: Critical social theory and the process of defining and attaining health. Wingspread conference on conceptual issues in health promotion. Racine, WI.

Allen, D. (1987, April). Gender balanced versus gender neutral curricula in nursing. Symposium on gender balanced curriculum. Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

Allen, D. (1986, December). Issues of social control in the American Nurses' Association's Social policy statement. Colloquium on emancipatory approaches to nursing education. University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME.

Allen, D. (1986, June). Alzheimer's disease, dementia and confusion. Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, conference for housing managers, Madison, WI.

Allen, D. (1986, August). Alzheimer's disease and other irreversible dementias.  The aging brain. Third annual institute on the aging process. Madison, WI.

Allen, D. (1985, September). Critical social theory as a theoretical model for a feminist women's health program. School of Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL.

Allen, D. (1985, September). Shared governance: Its implications for middle and upper level management. West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, IL.

Allen, D. (1985, September). Shared governance: Impact on staff nurses' attitudes and organizational productivity. Wisconsin Nurses' Association, district 18th annual conference. Steven's Point, WI.

Allen, D. (1985, June). Critical social theory: Philosophical and historical dimensions of health. Forum on doctoral education in nursing. Birmingham, AL.

Allen, D. (1984). Critical social theory and nursing research. Research criteria: Appreciation and critique. Portland, OR.


Allen, D., Wilson, T. & Cedeno, R. (1995, April) Prison madness:  A correctional mental health collaboration between a university and a department of corrections.  Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

Allen, D., Thomas, M.D. & Brown, L. (1993, July). Impact of regionalizing Mental health systems on consumers. Part of a symposium at the fifth national conference, theory and research-based psychosocial nursing practice, "Generating a knowledge base for the specialty."  University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Allen, D. (1992). Hospital improvement taskforce: A multidisciplinary approach to organizational change in a large state hospital. Public sector psychosocial nursing conference, Seattle, WA.

Allen, D. (1990, December). Living what we preach: Governance and participation in the curriculum revolution. Curriculum revolution: Community building and activism. Seventh national conference on nursing education. Scottsdale, AZ.

Allen, D., Allman, K. & Powers, P. (1990, May). Feminist nursing research without gender. Western society for research in nursing. Denver, CO.

Allen, D. (1989, May). Participation in decision making by staff nurses and satisfaction, organizational commitment and role conflict. Western society for research in nursing, San Diego, CA.

Allen, D. (1989, January). The nursing student-as-person: Feminist and critical perspectives. Seventh annual research in nursing education conference. San Francisco, CA.

Allen, D. (1988, November). The concept of "person" in critical social theory. Post doctoral conference on advanced phenomenological research. Clemson University College of Nursing. Atlanta, GA.

Allen, D. (1988). Philosophy of science and methodology: The meaning of "reliability" and "validity" in relation to methodological decisions in positivism, phenomenology and critical theory. Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference. Wichita, KS.

Allen, D. (1987, October). A longitudinal evaluation of the relationships between a shared governance model and nurses' attitudes concerning participation in decision making. International nursing research conference. Washington, DC.

Allen, D. (1987, July). A holistic theory of emotion for nursing research and practice. Theory and research-based psychosocial nursing practice conference. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Allen, D. (1987, April). Developing a theoretical model of shared governance in hospital settings. Eleventh Midwest nursing research society conference. St. Louis, MO.

Allen, D. (1986, January). Social policy statement: A critical reappraisal, society for research on nursing education, San Francisco, CA.

Allen, D., Diekelmann, N. & Benner, P. (1985). Critical social theory and research in nursing education. Part of a symposium on philosophy of science and research in nursing education. Conference on research in pursing education, San Francisco, CA.

Allen, D. & Powers, B. (1985). Nursing education and the concepts of "person" and "emotion." Conference on research in nursing education, San Francisco, CA.

Allen, D. & Wolfgram, B. (1984, April). Nursing and therapy: Reconceptualizing the family using Marxist-feminist perspectives, MNRS. Minneapolis, MN.

Allen, D. (1984, April). Philosophies of science: Nursing and medicine. MNRS, Minneapolis, MN. Also given at School of Nursing, 1982.

Allen, D. (1984, January). Nursing and oppression: Teaching 'the family.' Society for research in nursing education. San Francisco, CA.

Allen, D. & Peterson, M. (1983, May). Nursing practice structure: A model for staff self-governance. Nursing administration: Service, education-research, Madison, WI.

Allen, D. (1983, May). Professionalism, sex/gender division of labor and control of nursing practice, Center for Advanced Feminist Studies' conference on sex/gender division of labor: Feminist perspectives. Minneapolis, MN.

Allen, D. (1982, February). Social control and nursing research. Marquette University School of Nursing, Milwaukee, IL.

Allen, D. & Peterson, M. (1982, April). Nursing practice structure: A model for staff self-governance poster. Nursing Research Day, MAIN annual meeting.  Also at School of Nursing's Research Day, November, 1982.

Allen, D. (1976). Semiotics. International symposium on the performing arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI.

Allen, D. & Gillespie, P. (1973). Strategies for teaching history in a multi-purpose course. Speech Communication Association. Chicago, IL.


1994-98    Research Committee, Seattle Children’s Home.

1994-98    International Policy Board, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Research, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

1990        Chair, Hospital Improvement Taskforce.  Western State Hospital.

1990        Member, Mental Health Board, Division of Mental Health, State of Washington.

1989        Member, Mental Health Institute Consortium (Governing board of Washington's  Mental Health Institute).

1989-90    Member, Human Resources in Mental Health Task Force, Division of Mental Health, State of Washington.

1983-88    President of Board of Directors, Madison Area Adult Day Centers. MAADC operated three Adult Day Centers, including two specializing in older adults with Alzheimer's disease and other irreversible dementias.


2004        College of Nursing, Dexter University, Philadelphia.  Consultations with faculty, students and administration on research productivity. 

2003        Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.  Provided supervision to faculty and students and made four public presentations. June 15-22 2003.

1997        University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Nursing, Fredericton, New Brunswick.  Consultation on curricular evaluation and accreditation of a multi-campus program.

1997        University of British Columbia, School of Nursing.  Vancouver, B.C.  Consultation with interdisciplinary group on developing a grant on violence and cultural safety.

1996        Flinders University School of Nursing, Adelaide, South Australia.  Consultation with faculty and doctoral students on research.

1996        Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin New Zealand.  Consultation with faculty and graduate students on integrating critical perspectives into research.

1996        Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.  Consultation with faculty and graduate students on mental health issues in primary care nursing and correctional mental health systems.

1994        Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria Australia.  Research and theory consultation with graduate students and faculty at first Australian university to offer a doctoral degree in nursing.

1992        University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME.  Psychiatric mental health graduate program design.

1992-93    Critical Care Nursing Systems, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA. Consulting Advisory Group.

1990        Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, IL. Shared Governance.

1990        St. Mary's Hospital, Duluth, MN. Decentralization of nursing services.  With     Sarah Shannon and Marty DesRosier.

1990        Wayne State University, School of Nursing, Detroit, MI.  Faculty governance.

1990        Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA. Nurse Executive Group: Structure and Process.

1990        Group Health Cooperative-Central, Seattle, WA. Shared Governance in two    medical-surgical units.

1990        Jefferson General Hospital, Port Townsend, WA.  Designing and implementing a decentralization project.

1988        University Hospital Psychiatric Units and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences on unit operations and interdisciplinary cooperation.

1988-89    Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, WI. Decentralization of nursing services.

1989        United Hospital and Children's Hospital, St. Paul, MN. Decentralization of    nursing services.

1989        Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA.  With Lee Eggert and Sarah Shannon. Team building and conflict resolution.

1988-94    British Health Authority, St. Mary’s Hospital and Campbell River Hospital in B.C.  Design and evaluation of shared governance.


1990-2006        Critical and feminist perspectives in nursing:  Annual Conference.  My colleague Janice Thompson (University of Southern Maine) and I have organized this annual meeting of scholars in nursing who are interested in critical theory and feminism in  nursing.  The most recent meeting was April 2006 in Milwaukee WI.  The next will be in 2007 in Vancouver, BC

1989-91    Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs Committee on Accreditation. NLN.

1988-91    Curriculum Revolution Planning Committee.  NLN.

1988-92    Image:  Manuscript reviewer.

1988-92    Nurse Educator:  Manuscript reviewer.

1991-93     Nursing Forum: Editorial Board

1994-     Nursing Inquiry: Editorial Board

1995    Canadian Journal of Nursing Research:  Manuscript reviewer.


In both the School of Nursing and Women Studies, as a department chair and faculty member, I’ve served in every capacity—APT, Curriculum, Search Committees, Taskforces of various stripes.

Development:  Organized and ran the Women Studies Visiting (development) Committee 2005-2009.  Brought in about $100,000 in endowments for graduate and undergraduate students.


2009    Member and chair of ‘current practices’ subcommittee for the Center for Teaching and Learning joint initiative with the Graduate School, Library and Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

2009    Member of Provost’s committee to review the Women’s Center

2009    Member of the A&S committee to study implications of Activity Based Budgeting

2009    Disparate impacts of budget reductions on teaching loads of untenured faculty and our diversity mission.  ADVANCE presentation May.   

2008-10    College Budget Advisory Council.  Member

2009    Chair, Department Chair Search Committee, American Indian Studies

2008    "History in the Making: Race, Gender and the 2008 Presidential Elections." Panel  organized by the Black Law Students Association.  Co-presenter

2008    Member, Department Chair Search Committee, Psychosocial and Community Health, School of Nursing

2008        Taskforce on relocating Cunningham Hall

2008        Tenure review committee for Kari Lerum, IAS Bothell.

2007-08    Distinguished Teaching Award Committee

2007-08    Research Committee Social Science Division

2007-08    Member, Search Committee for School of Nursing Dean

2006-7    Diversity Committee for Arts & Sciences

2006-08    Royalty Research Fund Review Committee

2007-09    Session on teaching in diverse classrooms for new Teaching Assistants

2008        Session on balancing work and life for the Teaching Academy

2008        Workshop for TA’s and Peer Tutors in CHID on diversity and participation

2006        Graduate School review of UW Tacoma Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences programs (2 bachelors and one Master’s degrees).  (Chair)

2006        Educating whiteness:  Racial predicament in the post-civil rights era.  Panel with Zeus Leonardo, Rebecca Aanerud and Jonathan Warren.  Center for Multicultural Education.  College of Education

2006        Organizing committee:  Feminist Dialogues on Social Justice.  October 2006

1998        Graduate School review of UW Bothell Education program (Chair)


2005        Martin Luther King Community Service Award.

2004        Distinguished Teaching award, University of Washington

1988        Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

1986        Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

1986, '88    Outstanding Teacher.  Awarded by undergraduate nursing students.   

1983        Award: MAIN, "Nursing Practice Structure: A Model for Staff Self-Governance."      First prize for joint service-education projects (with Marlys Peterson).

1971-74    Merit Scholarships, University of Iowa.

1970        Grant from Council on Good Teaching, University of Iowa.

1970        Honorable Mention, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.
Lambda Iota Tau
Alpha Psi Omega


Rebecca Aanerud, Senior Lecturer, GWSS; Assistant Dean, Graduate School; email:; Box 354345

Priti Ramamurthy, Professor GWSS; Director South Asian Studies (Jackson School);  email:; Box 354345

Linda Teri, Professor Psychosocial and Community Health; email;  Box 357263

Updated 9/15/11