J.P. Allen is an Associate Professor of Information Systems.
His areas of expertise include online/internet business, open
technology, and the digital transformation of organizations and
society. He has been a faculty member at Purdue University and the
University of Cambridge, and a visiting researcher and professor in
Germany, Sweden, Australia, Portugal, and Brazil.
J.P.'s education and research work is dedicated to
understanding how business, the most powerful and influential
institution in the modern world, is itself being transformed by
digital technology. Open technologies are a particularly important
instrument in these changes.
J.P. serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Information
Technology, and the International Journal of Electronic
Commerce. J.P. is a Senior Editor of The DATA BASE for Advances in
At USF, J.P. was the founding Chair of the Technology, Innovation,
and Entrepreneurship Department. He has pioneered the development
of Internet Business classes, which guide non-technical management
and entrepreneurship students through the process of creating their
own online businesses.
Honors and Awards
Fulbright Scholar, Portugal, 2009-10.
Outstanding Service Award, School of Business and Management,
University of San Francisco, 2008.
Innovation Award, Center for Instruction and Technology, University
of San Francisco, 2007.
Outstanding Student Support and Advocacy Award, School of Business
and Management, University of San Francisco, 2005-06.
Faculty Research Award (Assistant/Associate Professors), School of
Business and Management, University of San Francisco,