peace sign from professor allen

Here’s a photo of me receiving the 2000 Maine Distinguished Professor Award. This site will provide some biographical information about me, access to long and short versions of my curriculum vitae (publications, courses, lectures, honors, activities), some information on my research and publications (with links to several of my publications), information on my teaching, and information on my peace and justice scholarship and activism. With my retirement in September 2020, I became Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and have remained very active, but I no longer teach courses and some of the information on this website has been updated.


I can be reached at:

Douglas Allen

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
5776 The Maples
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469 USA

Phone: 207.866.7782
Fax: 207.581.2928

Douglas Allen portrait
Maine 2015
Douglas allen at Seoul national university
With some professors and students, after delivering the Distinguished Lecture on "Mircea Eliade's Legacy for the Study of Religion in the Twenty-First Century," Seoul National University, July 28, 2008.
portrait of Douglas allen
Mumbai India 2010
Douglas allen at the podium
Delivering the Commencement Address, after receiving the Maine Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award, University of Maine Commencement, Dec. 1998.
portrait of Douglas allen
University of Maine photo that appeared in India's national newspaper, The Hindu, January 29, 2006.
portrait of Douglas allen
Maine photo after Allen delivered keynote address to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Oct. 2, 2017, the UN International Day of Nonviolence.
Douglas allen at graduation
With former University of Maine President Peter Hoff, after receiving Maine Distinguished Professor Award and giving commencement address, University of Maine Commencement, May 2000.