Clifford Allen


Dean Cliff Allen has been with Portland State University since 2008, first as an assistant professor, then developing new programs, recruiting faculty, and most recently as associate dean of graduate business programs. He started the successful master’s program in Global Supply Chain Management, which was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 online graduate business programs in the country. He also started a program in Business Analytics and oversaw major curriculum updates to PSU’s MBA and Master of Taxation programs.

Before joining PSU, Dean Allen was a supply chain specialist in the private industry. He was a senior vice president at General Dynamics in Spokane, WA, and a vice president at 3Com Corporation in Salt Lake City. He also has been a supply chain and leadership consultant for companies such as Blount Industries, Hanna Andersson, The Standard Insurance, Fred Meyer Jewelers, and the Bonneville Power Administration.

Dean Allen holds a B.S. and M.A. in Economics from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. From Gonzaga University in Leadership Studies and International Business.