Michael Allison, Ph.D.



This award is given to a faculty member who has demonstrated noteworthy academic leadership in integrating international issues/perspectives into the curriculum and through whose efforts, students have acquired the competencies, attributes and insights required to meaningfully and successfully participate in an increasingly interdependent world. The recipient of this year’s award is  Dr. Michael Allison

Dr. Allison came to the University in 2006 and is a Professor in the Department of Political Science. Mike has been the department chair for the last 10 years. He earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University. Dr. Allison has been a leader in advancing international issues and perspectives with our students both inside and outside the classroom. Mike has developed and taught courses that have provided our students with the tools to participate in an increasingly interdependent world. His PS 110: Scranton and the World course and PS 340: September 11, 2001 and Beyond lend a local perspective to help students develop a sense of global issues through the analysis of major sociopolitical issues, philosophies, and public policy. In addition, Mike has taught numerous Honor’s tutorials and supervised theses in areas ranging from immigration to human rights to the Civil War.

Outside of the classroom, Mike is a member of the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) and co-organized the JUHAN Student Leadership Conference held at the University to help provide our students with opportunities to develop global competencies. He has also led student groups to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice which has a history of honoring the Salvadorian Martyrs from 1989. Mike has also been an active member of the University Fulbright Committee and assisting our students both in the application process and maintaining the University’s excellent tradition of producing Fulbright Award winners.


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