As I see it: Creating creationism: meanings and usage since the age of Agassiz-Part three
Numbers, RL. 1996.  Facts and Faith 10(2):12-13. CELD ID 6562

Such efforts [as "flood geologist" Dudley Joseph Whitney's] to co-opt the creationist label did not go uncontested for long, in part because evangelical scientists who did not subscribe to flood geology could ill afford to have their constituencies view them as noncreationists.