Dr. Allen is Academic Dean of the college. His scholarly work is situated in the fields of science-theology dialogue, theological anthropology and in systematic theology. Publications include these book volumes: Ernan McMullin and Critical Realism in the Science-Theology Dialogue (2006); Catholicism and Science (2008); and Theological Method: A Guide for the Perplexed (2012). Articles have appeared in such journals as Heythrop Journal of Theology, Ex Auditu, Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie and American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. His next book is an edited volume with ten other contributors titled Augustine and Contemporary Social Issues. In addition, he is writing the entry on “Monarchy” for the St. Andrews Encyclopedia of Theology. He is subject editor for the forthcoming T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Christian Theology and is working on a three part systematic theological anthropology.