Biographical Sketch

Craig Allin, Professor of Politics, is the author of The Politics of Wilderness Preservation (2 editions) and the editor or co-editor of 15 reference volumes. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled Wildland Wars: Protecting Nature in National Parks and Wilderness Areas. He teaches six advanced courses: three in constitutional law and three in public policy. His policy courses include Urban Politics, Environmental Politics, and Wilderness Politics (taught in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Northern Minnesota). He serves as director of Cornell’s Law & Society Program, advisor to Pi Sigma Alpha (the honor society for political science and international relations), and liaison to the Udall Scholarship Program. He earned the BA from Grinnell College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and the MA and PhD from Princeton University. He enjoys bicycling, backpacking, canoeing and photography.

Academic History

  • PhD, Princeton University, 1976
  • MA, Princeton University, 1970
  • BA, Grinnell College, 1968

Courses Taught

  • Race, Sex & the Constitution
  • Constitutional Law: the American System
  • Constitutional Law: Rights & Liberties
  • Urban Politics & Policy
  • Environmental Politics & Policy
  • Wilderness Politics & Policy

Academic Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Grinnell College, 1968
  • University House Fellow, University of Iowa, 1982 - 1983
  • Presidential Fellow, Cornell College, 1989 - 1990 (first recipient)
  • Richard and Norma Small Distinguished Professor, Cornell College, 1996-1998 (first recipient) 
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the Midwest, multiple editions
  • Who's Who in Academia
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Contemporary Authors
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, multiple editions
  • Dictionary of International Biography, 27th edition
  • America's Best Teachers, multiple editions
  • Directory of American Scholars
  • International Who's Who of Professionals

Books

  • The Politics of Wilderness Preservation [author] (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1982).
  • International Handbook of National Parks and Nature Reserves [editor and contributor] (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1990).
  • Natural Resources, 3 volumes [editor with Mark S. Coyne and contributor] (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1998).
  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, 3 volumes [editor and contributor] (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2000).
  • The Politics of Wilderness Preservation, revised edition [author] (Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Press, 2008).
  • Encyclopedia of Global Resources, 4 volumes [editor and contributor] (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2009).
  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, 4 volumes [editor and contributor] (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2011).
  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues Paperbacks: Atmosphere and Air Pollution; Ecology and Ecosystems; Energy and Energy Use; Policy and Activism; Preservation and Wilderness Issues; Water and Water Pollution [editor/contributor] (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2011).
  • Wildland Wars: The Politics of Nature Protection in National Parks and Wilderness Areas [author] (forthcoming).

Articles

  • "Wilderness Preservation: the Impact of Inter-agency Competition," Cornell Report, December, 1983.
  • "Hidden Agendas in Wilderness Management," Parks and Recreation, May, 1985.
  • "Wilderness Preservation as a Bureaucratic Tool" in Phillip O. Foss (ed.): Federal Lands Policy (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1987).
  • "Park Service v. Forest Service: Exploring the Differences in Wilderness Management," Policy Studies Review, Winter, 1987.
  • "The Leopold Legacy and American Wilderness" in Thomas Tanner (ed.): Aldo Leopold: the Man and His Legacy (Soil Conservation Society of America, 1987).
  • "Agency Values in Wilderness Management" in John D. Hutcheson, Jr. (ed.): Outdoor Recreation Policy (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1990).
  • "Four Theses on Wilderness Management: From Aldo Leopold to the Wilderness Act--and Beyond" in David Lime (ed.): Managing America's Enduring Wilderness Resource (St. Paul: University of Minnesota, 1990).
  • "Congress or the Agencies: Who'll Rule Wilderness in the 21st Century?" in Patrick C. Reed (ed.): Preparing to Manage Wilderness in the 21st Century (Athens: University of Georgia, 1990).
  • "Conservation Movement" in Robert Paehlke (ed.): Conservation and Environmentalism: an Encyclopedia (New York: Garland Publishing, 1995).
  • "Sierra Club" in Robert Paehlke (ed.):Conservation and Environmentalism: an Encyclopedia (New York: Garland Publishing, 1995).
  • "The Gila Wilderness Area Is Designated" in Frank N. Magill (ed.): Great Events from History II: Ecology and the Environment (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1995).
  • "Congress Creates Eastern Wilderness Areas" in Frank N. Magill (ed.): Great Events from History II: Ecology and the Environment (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1995).
  • "National Parks and Nature Reserves of the World" in The World Book Encyclopedia (Chicago: World Book Publishing, 1996).
  • "Wilderness Policy" in Charles Davis (ed.): Western Public Lands and Environmental Politics (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1996).
  • "National Park Service is Created" in Frank N. Magill & Christina J. Moose (eds.) Great Events from History: North America, revised edition (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997).
  • "Aldo Leopold" in David E. Alexander and Rhodes W. Fairbridge (eds.): Encyclopedia of Environmental Science (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999).
  • "John Muir" in David E. Alexander and Rhodes W. Fairbridge (eds.): Encyclopedia of Environmental Science (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999).
  • "Wilderness" in David E. Alexander and Rhodes W. Fairbridge (eds.): Encyclopedia of Environmental Science (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999).
  • "Sex Discrimination" (including brief entries on "Frontiero v. Richardson," "Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson," "Reed v. Reed," and "Sexual Harassment") in The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1997).
  • "Wilderness and Wilderness Preservation" in Natural Resources (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1998).
  • "Wilderness Act of 1964" in Natural Resources (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1998).
  • "Reed v. Reed" in Carl L. Bankston III (ed.): Encyclopedia of Family Life (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1998).
  • "Kruger National Park" in The World Book Encyclopedia (Chicago: World Book Publishing, 1999.)
  • "Introduction" in Craig W. Allin (ed.): Environmental Issues (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2000).
  • "Conservation Policy" in Craig W. Allin (ed.): Environmental Issues (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2000).
  • "The Triumph of Politics over Wilderness Science," in David Cole & Stephen McCool (eds.): Wilderness Science in a Time of Change (Ogden, Utah: United States Forest Service, 2000).
  • "Grand Canyon National Park," in America's Historic Sites (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2001).
  • "Wilderness Policy" in Charles Davis (ed.): Western Public Lands and Environmental Politics, 2 ed (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2001).
  • "Clinton Creates Eighteen New National Monuments" in Great Events: 1900-2001, Revised Edition (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2002).

Talks/Lectures

  • "The Paradox of Democratic Elections," presented at All-College Convocation, Cornell College, February 4, 1982
  • "Abortion and the Law," a response to Dr. John Noonan, Professor of Law, Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley, presented at the Conference on Medical Ethics, Cornell College, February 1982
  • "Wilderness Preservation: the Impact of Inter-Agency Competition," presented to the University House Seminar, University of Iowa, January 1983.
  • "Is There a Future for the American Wilderness?" presented at All-College Convocation, Cornell College, April 18, 1984
  • "An Assessment of the Election Returns," presented at All-College Convocation, Cornell College, November 1984
  • "Hidden Agendas in Wilderness Management," presented to the Department of Political Science, Colorado State University, December 1984.
  • "Park Service v. Forest Service: Exploring the Differences in Wilderness Management," presented at Annual Convention of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 31, 1986.
  • "The Leopold Legacy and American Wilderness," presented at the Aldo Leopold Centennial Celebration, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, October 9, 1986; also presented at All-College Convocation, Cornell College, December 1986.
  • "Four Theses on Wilderness Management: From Aldo Leopold to the Wilderness Act--and Beyond," presented at "Managing America's Enduring Wilderness Resource: A Conference" sponsored by the University of Minnesota and the federal land management agencies, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 11-14, 1989.
  • "Congress or the Agencies: Who'll Rule Wilderness in the 21st Century?" presented at "Preparing to Manage Wilderness in the 21st Century" sponsored by the Society of American Foresters, Athens, Georgia, April 4-6, 1990.
  • "Frank Church: Lessons from a Master," presented at "Our Public Lands--Who Decides?" a symposium in honor of Senator Frank Church, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, October 3, 1990.
  • "Secrets of Yellowstone: Science and Politics in Wilderness Management," presented at All-College Convocation, Cornell College, January 1999.
  • "The Limitations of Textualism" -- A response to Antonin Scalia, Justice of the United States Supreme Court, on the occasion of the First Annual Earhart-Cornell Lecture on Liberal Arts and the Public Square, Cornell College, May 6, 1999.
  • "The Triumph of Politics over Wilderness Science," presented at "Wilderness Science in a Time of Change" in Missoula, Montana, May 24, 1999.
  • "A Walk on the Wild Side: How to Stay Alive (and Comfortable) in the Woods," Cornell College, March 8, 2000.
  • "What's Discrimination Got to Do with It?" -- A response to Walter E. Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, on the occasion of the Second Annual Earhart-Cornell Lecture on Liberal Arts and the Public Square, Cornell College, May 4, 2000.
  • "Our Mission on Planet Earth," Commencement Address, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, May 20, 2000.
  • "Remarks Honoring Richard P. Small on the Occasion of the Kresge Award," Elmcrest Country Club, Cedar Rapids, Iowa October 27, 2000.
  • "On the Enduring Tension between Religion & Politics" -- A response to Steven L. Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, on the occasion of the Third Annual Earhart-Cornell Lecture on Liberal Arts and the Public Square, April 27, 2001.
  • "'Where Man …Does Not Remain": Native Americans and the Euro-American View of Wilderness" -- HAIG Lecture, Cornell College, March 18, 2004.
  • "Lessons from the Cornell Wilderness Term" -- presented at "Learning and Teaching across the Liberal Arts" in Lake Forest, Illinois, March 6, 2005.
  • "Teaching One Course at a Time: Lessons from the Cornell College Experience" -- Culver-Stockton College Faculty Planning Retreat, City Center Inn, Quincy, Illinois, January 11, 2008.