Adjunct Professor
Department of Business Administration
Worldwide College of Business
Worldwide campus

Michael P. Allison, PhD

4060 Brown Drive, Tinker AFB, OK 73145

Phone: 202-563-5018 email: allis731@erau.edu/ozzie299@aol.com

Personal Commentary

I am energized by learners of all ages, especially those within the United States military.  Teaching allows me the flexibility and freedom to engage with these learners and develop the minds of both the learner and myself.

Education History

PHD, Business Administration, Business/Leadership, Touro University Intl, 2006

MS, Strategic Studies, Air University, 2014

MS, Political and Military Affairs, PoliSci/Leadership, Air University, 2008

MS, Logistics Management, Logistics/Management, AF Institute of Technology, 1999

BS, Professional Aeronautics, Aviation Mgmt/Safety, Embry-Riddle Aero Univ, 1995

AAS, Instructor of Tech and Military Sciences, Education, Community College of the AF, 1994

AAS, Avionics Systems Technology, Electronics/Avionics, Community College of the AF, 1988

Dissertation

Allison, M. P. (2006). “The Effects of Quality Improvement High Performance Team Membership on Information Anxiety.”  Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation presented to the faculty of the School of Business Administration of Touro University International.  Cypress, CA: April 24, 2006.

Teaching Interests

Logistics, Business, Ethics, Management, Political Science, Aviation Safety, Aviation Mishap Investigation, Electronics

Research Interests

Information Anxiety, Information Overload, Quality Improvement, Aviation Mishaps, Political Science, Logistics, Leadership, Management

Research in Progress

Common Sense Approach to Leadership.  A historical analysis of leadership, with an emphasis on the benefits of individualized thought versus group think.

Published Articles; Conferences, Papers, Presentations & Workshops

Allison, M., & Newman, J.  (2016, Spring).  “AFSC’s Engine of Change.  The Exceptional Release, 137, 38-48.

Allison, M. P.  (2014).  “Information Anxiety and the Air Force Chief of Staff: Information Anxiety’s Growth during the Information Age and an Analysis of Qualities and Mitigating Factors Necessary for Future Air Force Leadership.”  Graduate Thesis presented to the faculty of the Air War College.  Montgomery, AL: May, 2014.

Allison, M., & Lommen, P.  (2012, Summer).  “Information Anxiety Overload: The Looming Threat.  The Exceptional Release, 124, 22-31.

Allison, M, Holt, C., & Rogers, E. (2009, Fall).  “Have gun, will travel.”  The Exceptional Release, 113, 77.

Girard, J. P., & Allison, M. (2009, Feb). “Information Overload - The Tip of the Iceberg (Information Anxiety: Fact, Fiction, or Fallacy?)”. Inside Knowledge.  15(5), 36-39.

Allison, M. P.  (2008).  “Information Anxiety:  Comparison of Samples within the United States Air Force and Linear Analysis of the Political-Military Affairs Strategist Career Field.”  Graduate Thesis presented to the faculty of the Air Command and Staff College.  Montgomery, AL: June, 2008.

Girard, John P., & Allison, M. (2007). Information Anxiety: Fact, Fable, or Fallacy? In D. Remenyi (Ed.), Proceedings of the 4rd International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa.

Girard, John P., & Allison, M. (2007).  “Information Anxiety: Fact, Fiction or Fallacy.”  Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 6(2), 125-140.

Allison, M. P. (2006). “The Effects of Quality Improvement High Performance Team Membership on Information Anxiety.”  Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation presented to the faculty of the School of Business Administration of Touro University International.  Cypress, CA: April 24, 2006.

Allison, M. P. (2003). “The Air Force Prepares to take a LEAP:  Discovering the Benefits of Strategic Data Mapping.”  A briefing presented at the General Officer Steering Group.  Washington, DC: July 29, 2003.

Allison, M. P. (1999). “The Effect of Action Workouts on Aircraft Mission Capability Measurements.”  Graduate Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of the Air Force Institute of Technology.  Dayton, OH: September, 1999.

Allison, M. P. (1997). “C-130 Test Equipment Requirements for the Future.”  A briefing presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Autotestcon Conference.  Anaheim, CA: September 24, 1997.

Allison, M. P. (1996). “Structural Failure Points on B1-B Underwing Area.”  A briefing presented at the B1-B Process Improvement Working Group.  Oklahoma City, OK: September 26, 1996

Teaching Honors and Awards

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aviation Excellence Award, 2010.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aviation Excellence Award, 1997.

Military Honors and Awards

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with one silver leaf clusters.

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze stars.

Humanitarian Service Medal.

General Lew Allen Leadership Award (2x at Wing level)

Lance P. Sijan Award (2x at Wing level)

Lt Gen Leo Marquez Award (Wing level)

Company Grade Officer of the Quarter Award (4x at Squadron, Wing, and Air Logistics Center levels)

AETC Chief of Staff of the Air Force Team Excellence Award,  2007

Air Force Maintenance Daedalian Award, 2006

Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School, May 2001

Warner Robins Air Logistics Center Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Jan –Mar 2000.

Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Institute of Technology, September 1999.

Dyess AFB Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Jul - Sep 1997.

Distinguished Graduate, Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Aug 1996.

Distinguished Graduate, Officer Training School, May 1996.

Hurlburt Field NCO of the Year, 1994.

Air Force Maintenance Effectiveness Award, Large Maintenance Squadron

Professional Service

1984-Present   United States Air Force, Active Duty

University Service

2003-Present   Professor at Touro University Int’l/TUIU/Trident University

Qualified to teach more than ten courses.  Carefully reviews student assignments and provides detailed written feedback on student assignments so that students can build upon their strengths and improve their work for future assignments.  

2001-Present   Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Qualified to teach eight undergraduate and six graduate level courses, as well as the Chair on the Graduate Capstone Project (having completed over 150 student theses).  Based on outlines provided by the university, creates lesson plans and personalization notes; develops and grades case studies, quizzes, tests, and oral assignments; and organizes and leads lectures and class discussions.    

2002                Course Developer and Instructor at Robins AFB, GA

Created and taught a block of instruction within the Lieutenant’s Professional Development Program at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.  Led group discussions and developed measurements for curriculum based on Air Force history. 

1994-1996       Course Developer and Instructor at Hurlburt Field, FL

Field Training Detachment Instructor at Hurlburt Field, Florida.  Developed three separate courses and qualified to teach nine other courses covering technical aspects of Air Force Special Operations Command fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. 

Current Professional and Academic Affiliations and Memberships

            Other Education Experience

1995                Appointed as a Certified Master Instructor

1995                Completed USAF Teaching Practicum

1994                Attended the United States Air Force Technical Training Instructor Course


            Community Service And Consulting Experience

2001                Warner Robins Leadership Course Member

1998                Air Force Institute of Technology Student Association Board of Directors


            Licenses and Certifications

Certified          Level I Program Management Acquisition Professional

Certified          Level II Life Cycle Logistics Acquisition Professional


            Professional Affiliations

Logistics Officers Association

Member of Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Fraternity

Founding Member of Dyess AFB, TX C-130 Configuration Review Board

Associated Professional Experience

Jun 2015-Present:  AFMC.  Deputy Commander, 76 Propulsion Maintenance Group, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, Tinker AFB, OK

May 2014-Jun 2015:  AFMC.  Deputy Commander, 76 Commodities Maintenance Group, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, Tinker AFB, OK

Jul 2013-May 2014:  Student, Air War College, Air University.  Maxwell AFB, AL.

Jun 2011-Jul 2013:  Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Deputy Director, Strategic Plans and Initiatives, Washington, DC.

May 2010-Jun 2011:  PACAF.  Commander, 8 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea

Jul 2008-2010:  ACC.  Commander, 355 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB AZ

Jun 2007-Jun 2008:  AETC.  Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB AL

Dec 2004-Jun 2007:  AETC.  Maintenance Operations Officer, Luke AFB AZ

Aug 2002-Dec 2004:  AFMC.  USAF Logistics Career Broadening Officer, Hill AFB UT

May 2000-Aug 2002:  AFMC.  Maintenance Supervisor, Robins AFB GA

Sep 1999-May 2000:  AFMC.  Executive Officer, Robins AFB GA

May 1998-Aug 1999:  AETC.  Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB OH

May 1997-May 1998:  AMC.  Maintenance Supervisor, Dyess AFB TX     

May 1996-Aug 1997:  ACC.   Flight Commander, Dyess AFB TX

Jun 1993-Feb 1996:  AFSOC.  Instructor, Hurlburt Field FL

Nov 1991-Jun 1993:  AFSOC.  Avionics Guidance and Control System Technician, Eglin AFB FL

Nov 1988-Nov 1991:  AFSOC.  Avionics Guidance and Control System Technician, RAF Woodbridge UK

Nov 1984-Nov 1988:  TAC.   Avionics Guidance and Control System Technician, George AFB CA



  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, TUI University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Logistics Management, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • ASCI 691C: Graduate Capstone Course

AS 409

ASCI 605

ASCI 611

ASCI 644

ASCI 670

ASCI 690

ASCI 691

BA 419

GCPP 605

LGMT 536

LGMT 691

MAS 608

MAS 612

MAS 690

MGMT 325

MGMT 406

MGMT 419

MGMT 420

MGMT 424

MGMT 690

RSCH 670

SF 320

SF 330

SF 335

SF 350