Allen Jackson, 69, Regents Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation for more than 40 years, died Aug. 5 in Maine. He helped create the applied physiology laboratory, authored more than 100 research publications and played an important role in establishing the interdisciplinary doctoral programs in the College of Education. Allen, who worked at UNT from 1978 to 2019, also served as department chair and was working on modified service in the department. He gave generously to the Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation Excellence Fund.
He received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Houston and his master's degree from Lamar University.