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Paula Allen-Meares, PhD

Inducted in 2009

Current Position

John Corbally Presidential Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Chicago


BA, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Paula Allen-Meares joined the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) January 16, 2009 as chancellor. Previously, Dr. Allen-Meares served as dean and Norma Radin Collegiate Professor of Social Work and professor of education at the University of Michigan. She is a John Corbally Presidential Professor Emerita.
Earlier in her career, she was dean and professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Allen-Meares is a former New York Academy of Medicine Trustee and current Fellow. She was a founding member of the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan.
• She was inducted as a member of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in 2005 and serves on its Membership Committee, She was appointed chair of Section X in 2009. She is also a member of the 2010-2011 Sarnat Prize Selection Committee. She now has over 150 publications in the forms of articles, book chapters, books, etc. Her most recent publication is: Hong, J. S., Ryou, B., Wei, H.S., Allen-Meares, P., & Espelage, D.L. (2018). Identifying Promotive Factors that Potentially Buffer the Association between Peer Victimization and Weapon-Carrying among U.S. Adolescents. Journal of Community Psychology.

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