Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania
M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT
Dr. Allen Grove is a college admissions expert and English professor with over 25 years of experience. For five years, he directed Alfred University's First-Year Experience Program, which helps students make the challenging transition from high school to college. Dr. Grove is currently the Chair of the English Department at Alfred University, where he teaches first-year composition and literature courses as well as upper-level seminars ranging from Jane Austen to Publishing Practicum.
Dr. Grove has written about college admissions for ThoughtCo since 2008. He has been a keynote speaker for CollegeWeekLive on several occasions and has been quoted by outlets including CNBC's College Game Plan, USA Today College, and Wall Street Journal Market Watch. Dr. Grove also runs the website WinningApplication.com, where he provides essay consulting services to college applicants.
Allen Grove earned his master's and Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. He received both a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering and a B.S. in literature from MIT, with some coursework at Harvard and Wellesley.
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