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Brenda J. Allen

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion; Professor, Department of Communication


Brenda J. Allen (PhD, Howard University) is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and a Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus. Her scholarship focuses on organizational communication, power and identity, with an emphasis on diversity in higher education. Among her publications is the groundbreaking book — Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity (Waveland Press, 2011).