Full Name: Phil Stewart AllenAcademic Profile
Nickname: Dr. Phil--The Happy One
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 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)