Dr. Henry Lee (Hank) Allen—retired—has been active as a sociologist within postsecondary education for nearly four decades, having taught at Bethel College (University), Calvin College (University), the University of Rochester (NY), the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Wheaton College (IL). He has taught courses in sociology [sociology of education, sociology of science, urban sociology, mathematical sociology, etc.] and criminology [Violence in Minority Communities, Violence against Women, Sociology of Hate] across those years. Beyond these topics, Allen has pursued ongoing research regarding police shootings, race and ethnic relations, and the sociology of higher education. In 2018, he received the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who.
Henry has been a consultant across many venues, such as the National Education Association (1993-2018), the American Bible Society, FBI Academy (2003-2011), the African American Leadership Roundtable, and so forth. He has engaged scholarly presentations or venues such as the University of Oxford, Carnegie Mellon University, Wolfram Research, New England Complex Systems Institute, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Athens Institute for Education and Research. Via publications, Dr. Allen has probed the sociology of science in Canada, Israel, and Scandinavia. Professor Allen has been active as a member of the International Sociological Association, with presentations in Japan, Vienna, Athens, and Toronto. His latest publications examine the sociology of science in the United States as well as the lack of scientific literacy in current public policies. At the end of 2019, the Russian Academy of Sciences published his article about new frontiers in the sociology of science for the twenty-first century. He currently researches the interconnections between astrophysics, cybersecurity, biotechnology, and quantum computing—as a prelude to establishing the African American Institute for Advanced Scientific Research. Altogether, Professor Allen has published nearly 40 scholarly articles across many research venues, including strategic domains across three continents. Recently, he attended the global 2021 Nobel Prize Summit on April 26-28.