Frank Alcock

Director of Academic Initiatives & Special Projects / Professor of Political Science & Environmental Studies - Environmental Studies - Interdisciplinary Programs - Political Science - Provost's Office - Public Policy

Frank Alcock
  • Phone: (941) 487-4483
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  • Office Location: CHL 234
  • Mail Location: SSC 102

Ph.D., Duke University
M.A., George Washington University
B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton

Frank Alcock is an Associate Professor of Political Science at New College of Florida where he has taught courses on world politics, international law, and environmental policy since 2003. He has over 25 years of professional experience working on energy and environment issues but his political and public policy interests are wide and varied. 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. From 2009 to 2012 he was a Senior Fellow with the Collins Center for Public Policy where he focused on offshore drilling and Florida’s Constitutional Amendment process. Frank is the former Director of a Marine Policy Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. He has served as a Senior U.S. Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand (studying their emissions trading system and lecturing on the lessons of Deepwater Horizon) and a Belfer Fellow in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (connecting knowledge to action on environment and natural resource issues). 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
International Law and Politics
Sustainable Development

Selected Publications
Alcock, F. (2008). Conflicts and coalitions within and across the ENGO community. Global Environmental Politics, 8(4), 66-91.

Alcock, F. (2008). Sustainable trade begins at home. World Policy Journal, 25(2),49-54.

Alcock, F. Institutional dimensions of fisheries stock assessments. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 4(2), 129-141.

Alcock, F. (2002). Bargaining, uncertainty and property rights in fisheries. World Politics, 54(3), 437-461.

Cash, D. W., Clark, W. C., Alcock, F., Dickson, N. M., Eckley, N., & Guston, D. H., Jager, J., & Mitchell, R. B. (2003). Knowledge systems for sustainable development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 100(14), 8086-8091.