Allyne 'Allynne' Owens

Allyne 'Allynne' Owens

Title: Instructor
Department: Political Science and Public Affairs
Discipline: Political Science
Office: Social Sciences Building Rm. 213
Phone: 912.358.3222
Fax: 912.358.3723


Allynne Tosca Owens is a lecturer, teaching American Government, Global Issues, Urban Politics and other political science classes. She has approximately twenty years of teaching experience at Savannah State University primarily as an adjunct professor. Professor Owens has also taught Humanities courses at the University of Phoenix-Savannah Campus. She is a native Savannahian and (1978) cum laude graduate of Savannah State (College) University. While attending Savannah State, she was chief justice of the Student Judiciary, senior editor of the Tiger’s Roar, president of the Criminal Justice Association, was listed in Who’s Who Among American College & University Students, and Woman of the Year. Her graduate studies were at the University of Florida where she was a graduate fellow, graduate assistant, and received a Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning (1986). Professor Owens’ graduate thesis on historic preservation in minority neighborhoods was cited in the article, Revitalizing the Urban South, in the Winter 1991 issue of the Journal of the American Planning Association. She is a graduate of Leadership Savannah (2004) and was a member of the team developing the first outdoor wifi network in Savannah, Savannah Spanish Moss, Inc.

Research Interests

The impact of Georgia's changing demographics on state politics. U. S. Presidency Urban Politics Urban Planning


MA, Urban and Regional Planning - University of Florida
BS, Criminal Justice - Savannah State University (Formerly Savannah State College)

Awards & Honors

Name: Outstanding Plan Implementation
Organization: Georgia Planning Association Award
Date: 9/1/2007
Award by GA chp of the American Planning Association for the "best" implementation of a community redevelopment plan among larger cities. (West Savannah Revitalization Plan-plan developed by Boston-based Goody Clancy & Associates. Ms. Owens served as the City of Savannah projecct manger.)


Title: Can Historic Preservation Succeed in Minority Communities? A Look at the Beach Institute Historic Neighborhood
Publication Date: 5/1/1986
Publisher: Graduate Thesis (University of Florida)
Type: Other
Authors: Allyne Tosca Owens,