Jeffery Allen

Director, SC Water Resources Center
Public Service Activities

Office: 509 Westinghouse Rd., Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-656-0228


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Policy Studies
Clemson University 2005

M.S. Geography
University of South Carolina 1986

B.S. Wildlife Biology
Michigan State University 1983


Jeff is the Director of the South Carolina Water Resources Center at Clemson University. Jeff previously served as the Interim Director of the Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs. His work with the SCWRC involves coordinating water research with a national network of water institutes and identifying and pursuing critical water research needs for South Carolina. Jeff has served as the principle investigator on multiple grants from federal, state and local government agencies as well as private foundations. He has served on numerous regional and state committees and advisory councils, most recently on the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments Advisory Board, the Duke Energy Water Fund Board, the South Carolina Shoreline Change Advisory Council, and the Savannah River Basin Advisory Council. He has organized and sponsored several state-wide meetings on GIS mapping and water resources and is currently the Chairman of the SC Water Resources Conference. He is a past-president of the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) and served for three years on the NIWR Executive Board. Prior to coming to the Thurmond Institute and the SCWRC, he worked for the S.C. Wildlife and Marine Resources Department in Columbia, SC and Clemson University’s Regional Resources Development Institute.


Mobley, C., C. Lee, J.C. Morse, J. Allen, & C. Murphy. 2014. Learning about sustainability: An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in biocomplexity. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 15(1): 16–33.
Swackhammer, D.L., W.J. Focht, J.S. Allen and B.E. Haggard. 2013. “Implementation of Adaptive Management by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.” Final report submitted to the USACE Institute for Water Resources. May, 2013.
Lu, K. S., J. Morgan, and J. Allen, (2013). Chapter 78: A neural network for modeling multicategorical land use change. In Mehdi Khosrow-Pour  (ed.), Geographic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (4 Volumes, 2102 pages) (pp 1297-1308). New York: IGI Global-Information Resources Management Association. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2038-4.ch078.
Lu, Kang Shou., John Morgan, and Jeffery Allen, (2011). “A Neural Network for Modeling Multicategorical Parcel Use Change”. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 2(3), 20-31, July-September, 2011.
Allen, J.S., R.T. Carey, L. Dickes, E. Saltzman and C. Allen (2010). “An Economic Analysis of Low Water Levels in Hartwell Lake”. Research report submitted to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. November.


SC Water Resources Center website
Clemson Water-Energy Consortium