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Kim Allen, PhD, BCC, CFLE

Associate Director of Academic Programs

University Scholar, Professor AHS


111 A Patterson Hall


Area(s) of Expertise

  • Family life coaching
  • Student Success
  • Parenting
  • Couple Relationships
  • Reaching underserved audiences
  • Youth development
  • Teaching with technology

Kimberly Allen is the Associate Director of Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NCSU. Previously, Dr. Allen was a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. Dr. Allen teaches Family Life Coaching and Student Success courses and directs programs related to academic success. She has over 20 years experience working with youth and their families and has led numerous research projects focusing on creating healthy relationships and reaching underserved audiences. Dr. Allen is co-founder and a leader in the Family Life Coaching Association and she is the author of the book Theories, Research, and Practical Guidelines for Family Life Coaching from Springer Press. Dr. Allen is a Board Certified Coach specializing in Family Life. You can learn more about Dr. Allen by listening to her podcast, Parenting in the Future, or reading her blogs on

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