William Darryl Allen

Senior Academic Advisor/Success Coach, KSAS

As an Academic Advisor/Success Coach in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, William Darryl Allen brings almost 40 years of educational experience from K-12 to post-secondary education. He is a product of Baltimore City Public Schools and has spent his adult life educating and advising students to assist them reach their academic potential.

As a first-generation, low-income student, Darryl graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, a Master of Education in Special Education from Coppin State University, and a Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership from Morgan State University. Darryl taught in Baltimore City Public Schools and worked for a public/private program that targeted at-risk students from middle school and mentored them to college. Also, Darryl worked as a counselor at Regional Institute for Children and Adolescence (R.I.C.A.), which is a residential program that housed students with severe emotional disabilities. then later taught special education and alternative learning at the high school level in Howard County Public Schools. Darryl started working at Howard Community College in Student Support Services as a Transfer/Career Counselor. During that time, Darryl was also President of Maryland Executive Counsel for Educational Opportunities, a TRIO program, working with first-generation, low-income, and students with documented disabilities. Darryl helped develop the Summer Institute for Project Access, a transitional program for students with disabilities moving to post-secondary education and worked as a Transition/Career Counselor for the program. Darryl worked as an Academic Program Compliance and Academic Progress Coach in the financial aid department at Montgomery College.

Outside of work, Darryl enjoys spending time with his family, watching, and participating in sports, the theatre, working out, and writing poetry.