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Dr. Phil Allen

Full Name: Phil Stewart AllenAcademic Profile

Where did you grow up? Outside

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

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.

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