Dr. Allen

Full Name: Phil Stewart AllenAcademic Profile

Nickname: Dr. Phil--The Happy One

Where did you grow up?

Which classes do you teach?
Arboriculture, Careers, Landscape Design

What is your education/experience?
Ph.D. in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota

If you were a plant, what plant would you be and why?
An oak tree, because acorns are nuts too.

A Favorite song:
“The Impossible Dream”, sung by Brian Stokes Mitchell

A Favorite book:
The Professional Entrepreneur by William Hildebolt

A Favorite movie:
The Gods Must Be Crazy

A Favorite hobby:
Eating Pie in October

A Favorite joke:
Recently my 3 year old granddaughter heard her mother talking about pioneers. She said “Pie in your ear—that’s silly”

A Favorite place:
Wherever my bicycle is

Why should someone be a Landscape Management major?
Students who love to be outside should at least consider Landscape Management. The professional opportunities are phenomenal with this degree, which comes as a surprise to most parents.

What is the best part of our program?
Excellence and Culture

Tell us of a recent adventure:
I backpacked the John Muir Trail in the High Sierras—200 glorious miles of snow and fantastic views.

Anything else?
“Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Isaiah)