Kelly Allen

Chair Physical Sciences, Associate Professor of Geography & GIS Geographic Information Systems - School of Science & Mathematics

Contact Information

(918) 595-7085
Metro Campus Room MC515

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 2344 Cultural Geography
  • GEOG 1014 Physical Geography
  • GIS/GEOG/SURV 2344 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GIS 2383 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • GIS 2393 GIS Practicum

Education

  • Ph.D., Biology, Texas Tech University, 2000
  • M.S., Geography, University of Alabama, 1996
  • B.A., Geography and Biology, Florida State University, 1994              

Research Interests

The utilization of geographic information systems and remote sensing techniques in zoogeography, resource conservation, and spatial ecology.            

Publications & Presentations

Publications:
Allen, K. E., Bradley, Robert D., Monk, R. Richard, Knyazhnitskiy, Oleksiy V., Parker, Nick C., Schmidly, David J., and Baker, Robert J. Employment of geographic information systems and habitat data for determining the accuracy of museum voucher specimens. 2001. The Occasional Papers of the Museum, Texas Tech University, No. 210, Lubbock, Texas.

Holt, E., Allen, K. E., and Parker, N. 2000. Ecotourism and conservation: richness of terrestrial vertebrates across Texas. The Occasional Papers of the Museum, Texas Tech University, No. 201, Lubbock, Texas.

Presentations:
Allen, K. E. GIS in Education- Examples from Tulsa Community College. 16th Annual OK South Central Arc Users Group (OKSCAUG). September 24, 2013. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Allen, K. E. Results of The International Professional Opportunity Development Grant travel to Peru. November 3, 2009. Tulsa Community College President's Cabinet. Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Allen, K. E. Modeling with GIS: An Introduction with Examples. May 20, 2009. University of Trujillo, Trujillo, Peru.

Allen, K. E. Hot topics in GIS Education. Panel Discussion. September 29, 2008. 11th Annual South Central Arc User Group 2008 Oklahoma Conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Allen, K. E. Investigating the fractal nature of maps. May 28, 2002. Geosciences Department Seminar Series, Oregon State University. Corvallis, Oregon.

Allen, K. E. Maps, mammals, and mathematics. November 1, 2000. Science Department Colloquium. Central Oregon Community College. Bend, Oregon.

Allen, K. E. 2002. The Infusion of GIS in Biology Curriculum: Texas Tech University a Case Study. September 23-27, 2002. 17th Annual Northwest GIS User Conference, Sunriver, OR.

Allen, K. E., Parker, N. C., Monk, R. R., Schmidly, D. J., Bradley, R. D., Baker, R. J. Managing museum collections using geographic information systems. August 13-17, 2000. 10th

Annual National GAP Analysis Meeting. San Antonio, Texas.

Baker, R. J., Carleton, P., Bradley, R. D., Burns, J. M., Cooke, D., Edson, G. F., Haragan, D. R., Jones, C., Monk, R. R., Montford, J. T., Schmidly, D. J., Allen, K. E., and Parker, N. C. A voucher specimen based biological informatics program. August 13-17, 2000. 10th Annual National GAP Analysis Meeting. San Antonio, Texas.

Holt, E. A., Allen, K. E., and Parker, N. C. Ecotourism and conservation biology in Texas: an application of GAP analysis. August 13-17, 2000. 10th Annual National GAP Analysis Meeting. San Antonio, Texas.

Parker, N. C., Currie, E., and Allen, K. E. April 4-8, 2000. Socioeconomics and the National GAP analysis program. The Association of American Geographers 2000 Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Allen, K. E., Parker, N. C., Bradley, R. D., Baker, R. J., Monk, R. R., and Schmidly, D. J. April 4-8, 2000. The role of relational databases and GIS in museum management across time. The Association of American Geographers 96th Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Holt, E. A., Allen, K. E., Parker, N. C., and Baker, R. J. March 2-4, 2000. Distribution of terrestrial vertebrates in Texas: opportunities in ecotourism. Texas Wildlife Society 35th Annual Meeting. San Angelo, Texas.

Allen, K. E., Parker, N. C. March 2-4, 2000. Mapping the mammals of Texas using a geographic information system. Texas Wildlife Society 35th Annual Meeting. San Angelo, Texas.

Allen, K. E., Baker, R. J., and Parker, N. C. Feb. 18-20, 2000. Mapping the mammals of Texas. Texas Society of Mammologists Annual Meeting. Junction, Texas.

Allen, K. E., Parker, N. C., and Baker, R. J. October 19-23, 1999. Mapping the mammals of Texas. Poster presentation at the Southwestern Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. San Marcos, Texas.

Allen, K. E. August 2-6, 1999. Promotion of the 10th Annual National Gap Analysis Meeting in 2000. The 9th Annual Gap Analysis Meeting. Duluth, Minnesota.

Allen, K. E., and Gordon-Sheeler, L. 1999. Aerographic analysis of Washington herpetofauna: a fractal analysis. The Association of American Geographers 95th Annual Meeting. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Parker, N. C., Gonzales-Rebeles, C., Schrader, T. S., Ernst, A. E., Lan, Y., Allen, K. E., Holt, E., and Haskell, S. 1998. The Texas GAP project: status and potential. The 25th Anniversary of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Allen, K. E. 1996. Towards the development of a vertebrate modeling process for the Texas Gap Analysis Project. Texas Arc/Info Users Group Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Association of American Geographers (AAG); Specialty Groups of AAG: Biogeography, GIS, Remote Sensing
  • National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)
  • Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education
  • Oklahoma South Central Arc User Group (OKSCAUG)

Awards

  • “Stimulating STEM Research for Community College Students and Faculty” Grant member, NASA Oklahoma EPSCoR-NASA Space Grant Consortium (Total awarded: $72,000)
  • Integrated Geospatial Education and Technology Training (iGETT-RS) Grant Participant, National Science Foundation (NSF DUE: 1205069), Cohort 3. (2013-2014)
  • Faculty Innovation Grant Award, “Student Retention and Persistence: Intervention Strategies in the Biological Sciences,” Tulsa Community College (Total Awarded: $9,500) (3/27/12)
  • GIS Professional (GISP) Certification, GIS Certification Institute (3/25/12)
  • Declared a 'Distinguished Guest' by the Dean of Biological Sciences at the University of Trujillo (5/20/09).
  • William B. Davis Award. Texas Society of Mammologists Annual Meeting. (2/1/00 – 2/20/00)
  • 3rd Place-Poster Competition. Southwestern Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. (Oct. 1999)
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography Honor Society)
  • Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honor Society)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (Honor Society)
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