Mark Allen has taught on the Boston University London Program since 1996 and also taught on the Boston University Oxford honors program from 1987 to 2008. He holds an MA in English literature from Mansfield College, Oxford. He tutored in several Oxford University colleges, as well as having held a lecturing post at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. He also spent two years teaching in Italy and lectured at the University of Venice. He has published reviews and articles on romanticism in several academic journals and also worked for the Oxford English Dictionary as an historical reader specializing in the works of Coleridge.