Jennifer H. Allen is associate professor of public administration in the Hatfield School of Government. Her areas of research encompass environmental and natural resource policy and administration and sustainable economic development, with particular focus on non-regulatory approaches to toxics management, collaborative natural resource management, and rural-urban connections. She teaches in the environmental and natural resource specialization in the MPA program and in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainably program
Jennifer was part of the team that launched PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions in 2006, and served as director until 2015. She has previously worked at the World Bank, Ecotrust, and the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. She currently serves on the board of Illahee and has previously served on the boards of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Shorebank Pacific, Portland Energy Conservation Inc., the Portland Sustainability Institute and the Food Alliance.
She holds degrees from Yale University, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and George Mason University.