Dr. Robert van Roden Allen received his B.A. (cum laude) from Bucknell University in 1973. From 1974 to 1976 he attended language and philosophy at the IFK-University of Salzburg, Austria and the Universite de Nice, France. He was awarded an M.A., in 1980, as well as a Ph.D., in 1983, from Pennsylvania State University with a specialization in Modern Political Theory and the History of Modern Philosophy. During the 1980’s, Dr. Allen worked as an instructor at Pennsylvania State University where he lectured on a number of subjects including: Ethics and the Professions, Modern Science and Human Values, and Labor and Industrial Relations. During this period, Dr. Allen was also active in The National Benefit Fund for District 1199P of The National Union of Hospital And Health Care Employees AFL-CIO as a Office Manager and a Field Organizer. Dr. Allen is an expert on the history of Negro League Baseball, in addition to serving on the Sonahhr USA Executive Board, Dr. Allen serves on the Induction Committee of the Black Hockey And Sports Hall of Fame.
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