Dr. Allgood is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at UNM. Her research focuses on public management, workplace coping and employee well-being, and equity and access issues, especially for members of the disability community. Dr. Allgood’s research focuses primarily on local governments and alleviating the increasing job demands placed on local government employees. She focuses on extending knowledge around the relationship between public leadership, employee well-being, and coping resources. Particularly, she works to explore leadership behaviors that improve public workplace learning, performance, and constituent services. She is also interested in the efforts by local government organizations and their leaders to create healthier and inclusive workplaces. Her work also aims to reduce the inequity and barriers to access public services experienced by members of the disability community.
Dr. Allgood is a former Education Pioneers Impact Fellow and has worked in various education organizations around the United States focused on increasing education access, equity, and community engagement.