David Allen

Allen specializes in American and maritime history as well as museum studies. He previously worked at the National Maritime Historical Society, the South Street Seaport Museum and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Inc., and taught at Cuba High School in Illinois. At Maritime, he teaches maritime history, research methods, history of American sea power and several other history classes. He has presented several papers about historical preservation and finding artifacts. 


  • Master’s degree in history from Southern Illinois University   

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern Illinois University  

  • Secondary education teaching certification from Southern Illinois University