Dr. Frank Alcock

Professor of Political Science & Environmental Studies


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College Hall 234


Social Science 102



PhD in Political Science, Duke University
MA in International Affairs, George Washington University
BA in Economics, Binghamton University

Frank Alcock is the Director of Academic Initiatives and Special Projects and a Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at New College of Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University, a M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a B.A. in Economics from Binghamton University. He has been at New College since 2003 teaching courses on world politics, international law and environmental policy. His academic research and publications have focused on fisheries policy, environmental politics and science-policy relationships. From 2006 to 2010 he served as the Director of a Marine Policy Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory. From 2009 to 2012 he was a Senior Fellow with the Collins Center for Public Policy. He has served as a Senior U.S. Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand and a Belfer Fellow in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He also spent five years at the U.S. Department of Energy. Frank appears regularly as a political analyst with ABC News in Sarasota and was a candidate for the Florida state Senate in 2016.

Recent Courses

Introduction to World Politics
International Law and Politics
Sustainable Development
Global Environmental Politics
Governing the Marine Environment
Energy, Environment and Society
Climate Change: Science, Policy, Media and Politics

Selected Publications

Alcock, F. 2015. “Environmental Policy: Fishery Management” in Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, Third Edition, pp. 1144-49. Taylor and Francis.

Alcock, F. 2011. “UNCLOS, Property Rights, and Effective Fisheries Management: The Dynamics of Vertical Interplay,” in Institutional Interplay and Global Enviromental Change, eds. Sebastian Oberthur and Olav Stokke. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Alcock. F. 2010. “Prospects for Property Rights in Tuna RFMOs,” in Conservation and Management of Transnational Tuna Fisheries, eds. R. Allen, J. Joseph, and D. Squires. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Alcock, F. 2008. “Conflicts and Coalitions Within and Across the ENGO Community,” Global Environmental Politics, Vol. 8 No. 4 (November), pp. 66-91.

Alcock, F. 2002. “Bargaining, Uncertainty and Property Rights in Fisheries,” World Politics, Vol. 54: No. 3. pp. 437-61.