Dr. Allison Duke is Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Management at Lipscomb University’s College of Business. As Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Duke leads the development of strategic initiatives and innovative academic curriculum within the college. She also teaches courses in Organizational Behavior and Talent Management in the graduate and undergraduate programs. Prior to joining Lipscomb, Dr. Duke was a Human Resources Manager at Aspect Communications and Progeny Marketing Innovations.
Dr. Duke earned a Ph.D. in Management from The University of Mississippi, an MBA from Lipscomb University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Murray State University. Her research interests include social influence processes, mentoring relationships, and political skill. Her research has been published in Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Management Decision, Social Influence, and Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
In addition to her role at Lipscomb University, Dr. Duke is a consultant specializing in leadership team health, performance management, and training and development. She uses academic research to diagnose flaws in traditional HR systems and designs new programs focused on meeting organizational objectives including higher employee engagement, reduced turnover, and more effective team and organizational performance.
Allison has been recognized as a Nashville Business Journal Woman of Influence, Nashville Emerging Leader, Outstanding Teacher at Lipscomb University, and Best Paper author at the Academy of Management. She is also Past President of the Youth Encouragement Services board, a non-profit organization that provides after-school services for inner-city children.