- 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 and Research Interests
Comparative race, ethnicity and inequality; diversity in higher education; and family studies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.