Courtney AllenCourtney Allen

Master's Student & Project Associate

Areas of Interest: Organizational Development, Training, and Team Effectiveness

Courtney is currently a project associate for the Center for Organizational and Human Resource Effectiveness (COHRE) where she assists with administrative tasks and supports ongoing consulting projects. Courtney also interned for Blankenship and Seay Consulting Group, an Industrial/Organizational (I/O) consulting firm in Birmingham, AL, for one semester before being promoted to administrative assistant. She administered and scored psychological tests, proofread reports, and contributed to special reports such as validation studies and conference preparations. Her work supported the consultants and contributed to their success. Courtney has brought her research background, administrative skills, and consulting firm experience to COHRE. 

In addition, she completed an internship with the Alabama Association of Nonprofits that involved partnering with a nonprofit organization to submit an application for a designation proving that the organization was using best practices. She interviewed stakeholders in the nonprofit, such as employees and board members, and examined company policies to determine whether benchmarks were being met. As a result of Courtney's work, inadequate practices were identified and a plan was put in place to improve them over time. 

While she was an undergraduate, Courtney researched job insecurity and its relevance for both employees and managers. She was a research assistant for a sociology professor at Samford University and was chosen to present the completed research project at the SoCon (Southern Conference) Undergraduate Research Forum in 2016. 

Courtney is pursuing a Master's degree in I/O Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and is planning to graduate in 2019. She received a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from Samford University in 2017.