Dr. Michael P. Allison

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Dr. Michael P. Allison

Part-time Faculty - Glenn R. Jones College of Business

Trident Graduate | Class of 2006

Dr. Michael Allison is a Professor in the Glenn R. Jones College of Business at Trident University International. His research is focused on information overload and anxiety and quality improvement within the production environment. His doctoral research was on the effects of quality improvement high performance team membership on information anxiety. Dr. Allison has published for both academic and professional publications and is a frequent guest lecturer at several public and private universities and professional organizations. He has worked for Trident University International since 2003 and is an active duty member of the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer.

Favorite Quote

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion of their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. Vince Lombardi


  • Master of Business Administration


  • Allison, M. P. (2003). “The Air Force Prepares to take a LEAP: Discovering the Benefits of Strategic Data Mapping.” A briefing presented at the General Officer Steering Group. Washington, DC: July 29, 2003.
  • Allison, M. P. (1997). “C-130 Test Equipment Requirements for the Future.” A briefing presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Autotestcon Conference. Anaheim, CA: September 24, 1997.


  • Allison, M. P. (2014). “Information Anxiety and the Air Force Chief of Staff: Information Anxiety’s Growth during the Information Age and an Analysis of Qualities and Mitigating Factors Necessary for Future Air Force Leadership.” Graduate Thesis presented to the faculty of the Air War College. Montgomery, AL: May, 2014.
  • Allison, M., & Lommen, P. (2012, Summer). “Information Anxiety Overload: The Looming Threat. The Exceptional Release, 124, 22-31.
  • Girard, J. P., & Allison, M. (2009, Feb). “Information Overload - The Tip of the Iceberg (Information Anxiety: Fact, Fiction, or Fallacy?)”. Inside Knowledge. 15(5), 36-39.
  • Allison, M. P. (2008). “Information Anxiety: Comparison of Samples within the United States Air Force and Linear Analysis of the Political-Military Affairs Strategist Career Field.” Graduate Thesis presented to the faculty of the Air Command and Staff College. Montgomery, AL: June, 2008.
  • Girard, John P., & Allison, M. (2007). Information Anxiety: Fact, Fable, or Fallacy? In D. Remenyi (Ed.), Proceedings of the 4rd International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Girard, John P., & Allison, M. (2007). “Information Anxiety: Fact, Fiction or Fallacy.” Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 6(2), 125-140.
  • Allison, M. P. (2006). “The Effects of Quality Improvement High Performance Team Membership on Information Anxiety.” Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation presented to the faculty of the School of Business Administration of Touro University International. Cypress, CA: April 24, 2006.
  • Allison, M. P. (1999). “The Effect of Action Workouts on Aircraft Mission Capability Measurements.” Graduate Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of the Air Force Institute of Technology. Dayton, OH: September, 1999.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Allison's areas of expertise include:

  • Information overload and anxiety
  • Quality/process improvement
  • Production sciences
  • High performing teams
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Business administration
  • Safety
  • Ethics

Military Status

  • Status: Active Duty
  • Branch: United States Air Force
  • Rank: Colonel
  • Years: 33

Education History

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration - Touro University International
  • M.S. in Strategic Studies - Air University
  • M.S. in Political and Military Affairs - Air University
  • M.S. in Logistics Management - AF Institute of Technology
  • B.S. in Professional Aeronautics - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • A.A.S. in Instructor of Tech and Military Sciences - Community College of the AF
  • A.A.S. in Avionics Systems Technology - Community College of the AF


  • Logistics Officers Association
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Fraternity

Honors & Awards

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze stars
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • General Lew Allen Leadership Award (2x at Wing level)
  • Lance P. Sijan Award (2x at Wing level)
  • Lt Gen Leo Marquez Award (Wing level)
  • Company Grade Officer of the Quarter Award (4x at Squadron, Wing, and Air Logistics Center levels)
  • AETC Chief of Staff of the Air Force Team Excellence Award, 2007
  • Air Force Maintenance Daedalian Award, 2006
  • Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School, May 2001
  • Warner Robins Air Logistics Center Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Jan –Mar 2000
  • Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Institute of Technology, September 1999
  • Dyess AFB Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Jul - Sep 1997
  • Distinguished Graduate, Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Aug 1996
  • Distinguished Graduate, Officer Training School, May 1996
  • Hurlburt Field NCO of the Year, 1994
  • Air Force Maintenance Effectiveness Award, Large Maintenance Squadron