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Monica Allen

Adjunct Instructor, MPA Program

Monica R. Allen joined the School of Government in 2014 as an adjunct instructor in the MPA program. She is also Director of Strategic Planning and Evaluation for Mecklenburg County, where she focuses on leading, developing, and executing the county’s corporate performance management, strategic planning, and program evaluation initiatives. Allen is also the proprietor of Insight Performance Management Group LLC, a consulting firm specializing in change management, strategy development and execution, performance management, and organizational development. She was the recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Public Servant Award as well as the Association for Strategic Planning's 2017 Richard M. Goodman Award for Strategic Planning. She also led efforts in performance management that resulted in Mecklenburg County receiving the International City/County Management Association’s 2017 Certificate of Distinction for Performance Management. Allen holds a B.A. in psychology from Hampton University, an M.A. in psychology from the College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in organization and management from Capella University.

Selected Publications

Allen, Monica (July 2016). A planning evolution: How Mecklenburg County got on the road to strategic business planning. International City/County Management Association.

Nezlek, J. B., Sorrentino, R. M., Yasunaga, S., Otsubo, Y., Allen, M., Kouhara, S., & Shuper, P. (2008). Cross-cultural differences in reactions to daily events as indicators of cross-cultural differences in self-construction and affect. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, 685-702.

Nezlek, J. B., & Allen, M. R. (2006). Social support as a moderator of day-to-day relationships between daily negative events and daily psychological well-being. European Journal of Personality, 20, 53-68.

Monica Allen CV (pdf, 133.90 KB)
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