colby-sawyer faculty

Maryann Allen

Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
(603) 526-3062 |

Joined the faculty 2004. Received B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University, M.S. from Drexel University, and C.A.G.S. from Plymouth State University. Areas of interest include self-directed learning, uses of computer technology to enhance teaching and learning, computer and quantitative literacy.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Self-directed learning
  • Computer Literacy
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Uses of technology to enhance learning
  • Social implications of ubiquitous computing
  • Quantitative Literacy


  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University
    • Major: Microbiology
    • Minor: Medical Technology
  • M.S., Drexel University
    • Major: Biomedical Engineering
    • Area of Concentration: Medical Instrumentation
    • Thesis: Evaluation of Impedance Measurements of Hematocrit
  • C.A.G.S., Plymouth State University
    • Area of Concentration: Educational Leadership
  • Ed.D.(c), Argosy University/Sarasota
    • Area of Concentration: Instructional Leadership
    • Dissertation Topic: Self-Directed Learning in First-Year College Students