Publications

Presentations
Books
Allison, M. & Mihailidis, P. (Eds.) (2012). Mass 1 reader, Mass media:  History & development. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions.
Kelly, S. & Allison, M. (1999). The complexity advantage:  How the science of complexity can help your business achieve peak performance. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill).
Allison, M. & Allison, E. (1984). Managing up, managing down. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster).
 
Monographs
Allison, M. (2009). Community Revitalization in New Cassel, New York. Hempstead, NY: The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. Community Revitalization In New Cassel, New York.
Allison, M. (2008). Executive Summary Community Revitalization in New Cassel, New York. Hempstead, NY: The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. Executive Summary Community Revitalization In New Cassel, New York.
 
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Allison, E. & Allison, M. (2009). “Preserving tangible cultural assets:  A framework for a new dialog in preservation.” Preservation Education and Research.
Allison, M.  (2008).  “Measuring urban communication:  Frameworks and methods for developing the Criteria for the Urban Communication Foundation Communicative City Award.” The International Communication Gazette.  Vol. 70 (3-4): 275-289.
Allison, M.  (2007).  “Design for teaching participatory media literacy.”  Academic Exchange Quarterly, 11 (3).
Allison, M.  (2007).  “Primary attention groups:  A conceptual approach to the communicative ecology of individual community in the Information Age.”  Electronic Journal of Communication, 17 (3-4) 2007.
Allison, M. & Browning, C. (2006).  “Competing in the cauldron of the global economy:  tools, processes, case studies, and theory supporting economic development.”  International Journal Technology Management, Vol. 33 (2/3), 130-143.
Allison, M. (2006). Hastily Formed Networks and Groups of Purpose. Reflections:  The SoL Journal on Knowledge, Learning, and change, 7 (2), iv-vi.
Allison, E. & Allison, M.  (2004).  “Creating a hearing for the listening:  Steps to increase the effectiveness of new forms of public and private participation.”  Group Facilitation:  A Research and Applications Journal,  6 (Spring, 2004), 127-139.
Allison, E. & Allison, M.  (1995). “Using culture and communications theory in postmodern urban planning:  A cybernetic approach.” Journal of Communications Research (December, 1995).
 
Research Reports
Allison M. (2011, Fall) “Picturing Pop Culture.” Hempstead, NY: Hofstra University, Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence.
Allison M. (2009, August 18) “Beyond the Fiscal Crisis: How to Build Partnerships and Leverage Opportunities.” Hempstead, NY: Local Government Leadership Institute and Hofstsra National Center for Suburban Studies. Report on the Institute at Hofstra University, June 11 2009
Allison, M.  (2008, June 4). “Preliminary findings:  A case study of community revitalization in New Cassel, New York.” Hempstead, NY:  Hofstra National Center for Suburban Studies.
 
Encyclopedia Articles
Allison, M. (2010). Ten articles for World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing. Article titles: “Adobe Sytem, Inc.,” “Digit rights management,” “Facebook,” “Hypertext markup language,” “Mypace,” “Twitter,” “Web Browser,” “Wiki,” “Laptop,” and “Database.” (articles addressed to students in 8th grade).
 
Trade & Business Articles
Numerous articles on applied complexity theory, management, communications and organizational development in trade and business magazines (1975-present). Co-authored column on management for Working Woman.
 
Poetry
Allison, M. (2005). “Imagine the loneliness of an old woman.” Explorations in Media Ecology, 4 (2), 135-140.
 
Fiction
Allison, E. M. A. (1983). Through the Valley of Death. New York, NY: Doubleday.
Public Service Presentations
Allison, M.  (2009). Community Revitalization Pitfalls and Techniques.  New York Theological Seminary. “Pastor as Community Organizer.“ (July 25, 2009)
Allison, M. (2009). Beyond the Fiscal Crisis: How to Build Partnerships and Leverage Opportunities:  Institute Report.  The New York State Office of the State Comptroller and Hofstra University. (June 10, 2009).
Allison, M.  (2009). Revitalization Progress: Excerpts from the Monograph for the Community. Unified New Cassel Community Revitalization Corporation. New Cassel, New York. (June 6, 2009). Celebration of monograph publication covered in Newsday
Allison, M. (2008). Strategies, Successes & Lessons Learned in Community-Based Planning, Strategies, Successes & Lessons Learned in Community-Based Planning,Sustainable Long Island and the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York:  University Club. (October 3, 2008).
Allison, M. (2008). Preliminary Results:  New Cassel Community Revitalization Study, Board of Directors and Staff of Sustainable Long Island, Sustainable Long Island, New Cassel, New York. (May 29, 2008).
 
Conference Papers
Allison, M. (2011). Reintegrating the Virtual with the Physical in Rome and New York. The Twelfth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, Media Ecology Association, Edmonton, Canada. (June 25, 2011).
Allison, M. (2010). Positive and negative coevolutionary activities. The Eleventh Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, Media Ecology Association, Orono, ME. (June 13, 2010).
Allison, M. (2009). Understanding and managing change in urban communication ecologies. Peer-reviewed abstract: 2009 National Communication Association Annual Conference, Urban Communication Foundation, special session, Chicago, IL. (November 11, 2009).
Allison, M. (2009) Understanding and managing change in suburban communication ecologies. Peer-reviewed abstract: TheDiverse Suburb: History, Politics and Prospects, The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. (October 23, 2009)
Allison, M., Lipton, M., Rose, K. (2009). Issues in Large Project Planning and Management: Teaching and Learning with Technology, The Tenth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, Media Ecology Association, St. Louis, MO. (June 19, 2009).
Allison, M. (2009). Using Darwin’s Model to Illuminate Patterns of Social Change and Collaborative Capabilities, Darwin’s Reach: A Celebration of Darwin’s Legacy Across Academic Disciplines, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. (March 14, 2009).
Allison, M. (2008). Challenges to Inclusion in a Revitalizing but Divided Community, Disciplinary Detachment in a Fragmented World?, Seeking Coherence, Continuity and Connection, New York State Communication Association, Kerhonkson, NY. (October 18, 2008).
Allison, M. (2008). Roundtable: The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Meet at NYSCA:  Quality of LIfe Issues from Across the Discipline, Disciplinary Detachment in a Fragmented World?, Seeking Coherence, Continuity and Connection, New York State Communication Association, Kerhonkson, NY. (October 18, 2008).
Allison, M. (2008). Separation and Next Level Coherence:  Evolving levels of Specialization in Communication. Disciplinary Detachment in a Fragmented World?, Seeking Coherence, Continuity and Connection, New York State Communication Association, Kerhonkson, NY. (October 18, 2008).
Allison, M. (2008). Balanced indicators that can make a difference for urban ecologies.2008 Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.  (May 2, 2008).
Allison, M., Brand, R., Goodman, P., & Krochmal, M. (2008). Panel Chair: The New Era of Citizen Journalism, Educate ’08: The New Era of Citizen Journalism, Hofstra University: School of Communication and Continuing Education and Professional Advancement, Hempstead, New York. (March 13, 2008).
Geyer, V., Berman, S., Allison, M., & Kelly, B. (2007). Failing to communicate: Learning from failures in convergence2007 Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association.
Allison, M.  (2007). Flocks, flows, and feedback:  Developing the urban capacity to convene global communities. Invited paper: 2007 National Communication Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. (November 14, 2007).
Allison, M.  (2007). Learning from the extinction of traditional community networks. The 65th Annual Conference of the New York State Communication Association. Kerhonkson, NY. (October 20, 2007).
Geyer, V. F., Berman, S. N., Allison, M., Licata, R., Folger, D., Kelly, B., & Hardenberg, M. (2007). Learning from Failures in Convergence, New York State Communication Association, NYSCA, Kerhonkson, NY. (October 20, 2007).
Allison, M. (2007). Five characteristics that define the ‘communicative city.’ Communicative Cities Conference, hosted by the Urban Communication Foundation. National Communication Association Headquarters, Washington, DC.
Allison, M. (2007). Technologically-triggered transformations in community: Primary attention groups. The 8th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, with invited respondent, Matthew Jones, Ontario College of Art & Design Beal Center for Strategic Creativity.  Mexico City, MX.  (June 9, 2007).
Allison, M. (2007). Primary attention groups:  A conceptual approach to the communicative ecology of individual community in the Information Age. The 8th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association.  Mexico City, MX. (June 9, 2007).
Allison, M. (2007). Cell phones here and there: Global social change in individuals, cities, and societies. The 98th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association. Providence, RI. (April 27, 2007).
Allison, E. W. & Allison, M. (2007). Preserving the ideas of the world’s cultures in New York City: How globalization is changing the nature of historic preservation in New York City. The 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: “New York City: Global Village.” New York Institute of Technology Conference. New York, NY.
Allison, M. (2006). A case study of two groups of purpose with a focus on control and dissent. The 64th Annual Conference of the New York State Communication Association. Kerhonkson, NY. (October 21, 2006).
Allison, M. (2006). Media-triggered expansions in concepts, character, community, and control. Paper delivered at the 7th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association with invited respondent, Howard Rheingold, Author and Non-resident Fellow, Annenberg Center for Communication, USC, Boston, MA. (June 9, 2006).
Allison, M. (2005). Electronic communications and groups of purpose:  Using the Olympic Movement as a leverage point for sustainability. The Society for Organizational Learning Conference, Vienna, Austria. (September 2005).
Allison, M. (2005). Gecyberschaft: A Theoretical Model for the Analysis of Emerging Electronic Communities. The 6th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, New York, NY. (June 24, 2005).
Allison, M. (2002). “A case study of on-going collaborative feedback in a rapidly-changing environment.” Proceedings of the 2002 Conference of the Manufacturing Complexity Network (Frizelle and Richards).
Jacobson, M., Allison, M. & Ropella, G. (1999). Agent-based modeling of disrupted market ecologies: A strategic tool to think with. Proceedings of the International Conference on Complex Systems, 1999.
Allison, M. (1999). Community use of symbolic space:  New opportunities and requirements. The New York State Communication Association Annual Conference, 1999.
Allison, M. & Allison, E. (1998). Communications theory, complexity theory, and the City: Postmodern urban planning. Keynote paper delivered at the 1998 Salzburg Conference on Urban Planning and Development.
Allison, M. (1997). The power of changes in communications:  Human groups as Complex Adaptive Systems. Paper delivered at the New York State Communication Association Annual Conference, 1997.
Allison, M. & Allison, E. (1996). Diasporas and the borderless state in the age of cyberspace. Paper delivered at the New York State Speech Communication Association Conference. (October 14, 1996).
Allison, E. &  Allison, M. (1994). Portable phones in the park:  A new approach to urban planning. Paper delivered at Columbia University Planning Conference. (October 1994).
Allison, M. (1992). Developments in smart telecommunications equipment and potential processes for not for profit organizations. Presented by invitation at the Alliance for Public Technology Annual Meeting. (February 1992).
 
Panels and Roundtables Chaired
Allison, M. (chair). (2010). Using Biomimcry and Natural Metaphors to provide Insight in Teaching and Learning Ecologies. The Eleventh Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, Media Ecology Association, Orono, ME. (June 13, 2010).
Allison, M. (chair). (2010). Social Media. The Eleventh Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, Media Ecology Association, Orono, ME. (June 11, 2010)
Allison, M. (chair), Avery, B., Berman S., Drucker, S., Geyer, V., Gumpert, G., Mattagansis, M. (2009). New Urban Communication Technologies and Rituals: A NYSCA Round Table. New York State Communication Association, NYSCA, Kerhonkson, NY. (October 24, 2009).
Allison, M. (chair), Brand, R., Goodman, P. & Krochmal, M. (2008). The New Era of Citizen Journalism. Educate ’08: The New Era of Citizen Journalism, Hofstra University: School of Communication and Continuing Education and Professional Advancement, Hempstead, NY. (March 13, 2008).
Geyer, V., Berman, S., Allison, M. (chair), Licata, R., Folger, D., Kelly, B., & Hardenberg, M. (2007). Learning from Failures in Convergence. New York State Communication Association, NYSCA, Kerhonkson, NY. (October 20, 2007).
 
Guest Lecturers
Allison, M. (2009). Addressing Wicked Problems in Historic Preservation, Historic Preservation Colloquium, Pratt Institute, Masters Program in Historic Preservation, New York, NY. (February 5, 2009).
 
Other Presentations
Allison, M. (2010). Faculty-student Collaboration in Research. Hofstra University School of Communication Teaching and Learning Workgroup. Hempstead, NY. (May 6, 2010).