Lin Allen

Lin AllenCommunication Studies Program
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 99 
Greeley, CO 80639

Candelaria 1245B
Phone: (970) 351-2655
Fax: (970) 351-2336

Lin Allen has taught in the Greenspun School of Communication at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and directed Forensics for Idaho State University.  She serves as co-advisor to Law Club and AWC, is a McNair and Honors Mentor, and a Faculty in Residence at Harrison Hall.  She is a member of the International Advisory Board and the Undergraduate Success Committee as well as Community Read for the Martin Luther King Advisory Board.  She serves as chair of the Communication and Law group for the National Communication Association and as chair of the Freedom of Expression and Legal Communication division for the Western States Communication Association.   

Allen’s teaching interests include Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Persuasion, and Courtroom Communication.  She also has designed a special topics course in Heroes and Public Memory.  These interests are manifested in a new Social Justice Theatre event, METAMOCK.

Allen’s research focuses on the rhetorical construction of mystification in venues including Venice’s METAMORPH, the Lincoln Museum, the JFK memorial site, Memphis’ Graceland and The Da Vinci Code.


  • Ph.D. 1990 University of Oregon, Speech
  • M.A. 1981 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Communication Arts
  • B.A. 1977 Idaho State University, Speech & Drama

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