Chris Allison ’83

Department: Economics
Title: Entrepreneur in Residence
Education: B.A., Allegheny College, 1983;
Doctor of Public Service,honoris causa, Clarion University, 2012
Experience: CEO, Tollgrade Communications, 1993-2005; Allegheny College Board of Trustees; Allegheny College Executive Committee, Board of Trustees;  Entrepreneur in Residence, 2006-Present

Contact Info

Phone: 412-389-9999
Web Site:

Office Hours

Spring 2019 Office Location: Quigley Hall 211
Spring 2019 Office Hours:
T/TH 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. and by appointment via text: 412-389-8888 (Cell)

Teaching/Research Interests
Managerial Economics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Investing Theory, Writing and Public Speaking

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Recent Books (available on Amazon)

Snowflakes: and other stories

You’ll Manage:  Lessons Learned From A Former CEO

Recent Article, Erie Times-News

Second act for a CEO

Recent Magazine Article

Grow the city garden – Moving up the entrepreneurial ladder takes innovative thinking