Frank Alcock

Associate Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies - Environmental Studies - Gender Studies - Interdisciplinary Programs - Political Science - Social Sciences

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 teaches courses on world politics, international law and environmental policy. His political and public policy interests are wide and varied. He is the former director of the Environmental Studies program at New College as well as the former director of the Marine Policy Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. He has held positions as a senior U.S. Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand, a senior fellow within Florida’s Collins Center for Public Policy 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 he hosts a regular television program on the Manatee Education Television channel. Frank 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.

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.