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MARIA.ALLISON@asu.edu

Professor (FSC)
Ofc/Acad Excel & Inclusion
Faculty
Mail Code: 7805

Fulton Center 300 E. University Dr. Suite 420 (Map)
(480)965-2845

Bio

Dr. Maria T. Allison is Vice Provost for Academic Excellence and Inclusion in the Office of the Executive Vice President and University Provost.  Dr. Allison completed her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of New Mexico and her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She taught high school for three years at Gallup High School, Gallup New Mexico. She is a professor in the School of Community Resources and Development.

Dr. Allison's scholarship focuses predominantly on the nature of cultural differences in play, sport, and leisure patterns within the U.S. Her current research and scholarly publications analyze the nature of organizational barriers to diversity in public and non-profit sectors. In her role as Executive Vice Provost and Dean, she has focused Graduate College initiatives on building the quality and diversity of ASU's graduate student population and creating institutional structures to facilitate interdisciplinary graduate education. She led the effort by the Graduate College to secure three Council of Graduate Schools' (CGS) awards including the CGS Ph.D. Completion project, the CGS Responsible Conduct of Research project, and sole national recipient of the 2004 CGS/Peterson Award for Inclusivity in Graduate Education.

Research Interests

As a social scientist, research activity has reflected both anthropological and sociological traditions. Research interests focus on the cross-cultural analyses of play, sport, and leisure. Early research activity included extensive fieldwork among the Native-American (e.g., Navajo), and survey research among African American and Hispanic populations. The goal of this work was to understand the nature of play, leisure and sport forms as vehicles of intra-cultural and intercultural interaction, expression, and exchange. Recent research focuses on the dynamics of organizational diversity. In particular this research analyzes the nature of current diversity-related issues and challenges that confront public and non-profit recreation-related community agencies.

Courses

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GRD 595 Continuing Registration
GRD 791 Seminar

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GRD 595 Continuing Registration
GRD 791 Seminar

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GRD 595 Continuing Registration
GRD 791 Seminar

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GRD 595 Continuing Registration
GRD 791 Seminar

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GRD 595 Continuing Registration
GRD 791 Seminar

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GRD 595 Continuing Registration
GRD 791 Seminar

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GRD 595 Continuing Registration
GRD 791 Seminar

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GRD 595 Continuing Registration
GRD 791 Seminar

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Webber,Andrew Neil * , Allison,Maria Teresa , . Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). NSF-EHR-DGE (12/1/2012 - 11/30/2017).
  2. Webber,Andrew Neil * , Allison,Maria Teresa , Ganesh,Tirupalavanam Gopal , Ganesh,Tirupalavanam Gopal , Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick , . Science Foundation Arizona Graduate Research Fellows K-12Industry Programs at Arizona State University. SFAz (6/30/2009 - 6/30/2012).
  3. Webber,Andrew Neil * , Allison,Maria Teresa , Ganesh,Tirupalavanam Gopal , Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick , . Science Foundation Arizona Graduate Research Fellows K-12/Industry Programs at Arizona State University. ASU FDN (6/30/2009 - 6/29/2011).
  4. Allison,Maria Teresa * Webber,Andrew Neil . Jacob Javits Fellowship. ED (9/1/2008 - 8/31/2012).
  5. Webber,Andrew Neil * Allison,Maria Teresa Brett,Joan F Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick . Science Foundation Arizona Graduate Research Fellowships at Arizona State University (2008). SFAz (8/1/2008 - 8/14/2011).
  6. Allison,Maria Teresa * . Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships. NATIONAL ACADEMIES (10/1/2007 - 11/15/2012).
  7. Allison,Maria Teresa * . NSF: Graduate Research Fellowship Program. NSF-EHR (5/15/2007 - 9/30/2012).
  8. Allison,Maria Teresa * . National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship: Doeg Rodriguez. NPSC (9/1/2005 - 8/31/2008).
  9. Allison,Maria Teresa * . Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships. NATIONAL ACADEMIES (9/1/2005 - 8/31/2006).
  10. Mchenry,Albert L * , Alford,Terry Lynn , Alford,Terry Lynn , Allison,Maria Teresa , Allison,Maria Teresa , Castillo-Chavez,Carlos , Crouch,Peter Evans , De Los Santos Jr,Alfredo G , Diaz,Rodolfo Enrique , Francisco,Wilson Alex , Garcia,Antonio Agustin , Garcia-Pichel,Ferran , Glick,Milton D , Johnson,Paul Carr , Keller,Gary D , Menendez,Jose , Moore,Ana L , Page Jr,Robert Eugene , Peralta,Pedro D , Phillips,Elizabeth Deutsch , Rivera,Daniel E , Rodriguez,Armando A , Villalobos,Jesus R , Wheeler,Quentin Duane , Young,David A , . More Graduate Education at Mountain States Alliance (MGEMSA) AGEP Phase II (2004-2009). NSF-EHR (3/1/2005 - 3/31/2015).
  11. Allison,Maria Teresa * Ozel,Filiz Zatz,Marjorie S . Pathways to Success: An Undergraduate-Graduate Collaboration. CGS (1/1/2005 - 1/1/2007).
  12. Allison,Maria Teresa * Ozel,Filiz Zatz,Marjorie S . ResCom-Building Research Communities for Doctoral Education. CGS (11/1/2004 - 5/31/2007).
  13. Mcgregor,Joan Lucy * Mcgregor,Joan Lucy * Allison,Maria Teresa Zatz,Marjorie S . Transforming the Research Culture: Moving From a Compliance Model to Embedding Responsible Conduct in Research. CGS (10/1/2004 - 9/30/2005).
  14. Allison,Maria Teresa * Zatz,Marjorie S . Creating an American Research University for the 21st Century: Multicontextuality and Higher Education. UNIV OF NEW MEXICO (10/1/2003 - 9/30/2006).
  15. Baker,Dwayne A * Allison,Maria Teresa Hultsman,John Thomas Yoshioka,Carlton F . Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix Celebration Program Evaluation. BOYS GIRLS CLUB METRO PHOENIX (8/16/1997 - 2/28/1999).

* principal investigator

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