Focus on Allene Kieff, Associate Professor Emerita

Allene Kieff
Associate Professor Emerita of Business Administration
Phone: (616) 632-2933
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Allene L. Kieff teaches management courses for the Business Administration Department at Aquinas College, including Organizational Behavior (graduate and undergraduate), Leadership in Organizations, Human Relations in Management, and Training and Development. Born and raised in Texas, she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Houston, 1961, and completed her graduate work at Sam Houston State University, earning an MA in 1971.
Allene has designed and presented management education seminars for the University of Nevada, Reno; USC, Los Angeles, and the University of Alaska. She has provided consultation and organizational development programs for organizations in the public, private, educational, and volunteer sectors, including the American Management Associations, NY and DC, Haworth, Blodgett, the Consulting Engineers Assoc., the National Emergency Management Association, Emmetsburg, Maryland, and Burger King West Michigan among others.
She has presented sessions on Leadership, and the Future for Leadership Grand Rapids, (1996), Leadership Newaygo, (1997), and has been asked to participate in the training for Leadership Newaygo (1998). Allene has conducted an annual week long management development lab for managers in Correctional Agencies for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for correctional managers from all over the country since 1976. Prior to coming to Aquinas in 1985, Allene served as Associate Training Director for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NY) and Assistant Training Director the University of Nevada, Reno. She conducted market research projects for Continental Oil Co. for four years and has presented Training the Trainer sessions for staff trainers in public and private organizations.