Walter Allen
Moore Hall 3101A-1
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

P: (310) 206-7107

Curriculum Vitae

Walter Allen

Distinguished Professor, Allan Murray Cartter Professor of Higher Education


  • Distinguished Professor of Education (and of Sociology)
  • Allan Murray Cartter Chair in Higher Education


  • Postdoctoral Study, Psycho-Social Epidemiology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1979
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, 1975
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Chicago, 1973
  • B.A., Sociology, Beloit College (Wisconsin), 1971

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Comparative race, ethnicity and inequality
  • Diversity in higher education
  • Family studies

Select Publications

  1. Allen, Walter R., Erin Kimura-Walsh, Kimberly A. Griffin. “Towards a Brighter Tomorrow: Collge barriers, hopes and plans of Black, Latino/a and Asian American students in California.” Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2009.
  2. Allen, Walter R., Uma M. Jayakumar, and Ray Franke. Till Victory is Won: The African American Struggle for Higher Education in California. Los Angeles: “CHOICES” Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA, 2009.
  3. Panter, A.T., Daye, C.E., Allen, W.R., Wightman, L.F. and Deo, M. “Everyday Discrimination in a National Sample of Incoming Law Students.” Journal of Diversity in Higher Education 1, 67-79.
  4. Allen, Walter R., Joseph O. Jewell, Kimberly A. Griffin, and De’Sha Wolf. “Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Then and Now.” In V. G. Thomas and F. C. Jones-Wilson, eds., Journal of Negro Education 76, 3: 263-280. 2007.
  5. Allen, Walter R., Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth, and Robert Teranishi (eds.). Higher Education in a Global Society: Achieving Diversity, Equity, and Excellence. Oxford, England: Elsevier Publishers, 2006.