About Dr. Robert Wallace

Dr. Robert Wallace

Dr. Robert Wallace

Dr. Robert Wallace graduated from Knox College with a bachelor of arts degree, from Northern Illinois University with a master's degree in education and from Western Colorado University with a doctorate in Educational Philosophy.

He was a teacher at Hiawatha High School in Kirkland, Ill., Phoenix Union High School in Phoenix, Ariz., and La Quinta High School in Garden Grove, Calif. At all three schools he taught English and was the varsity basketball coach. He served as an assistant principal at Pacifica High School and principal at Garden Grove High School, both in southern California.

Wallace is a member of the National Education Association and the National Association of High School Administrators. He has served on the Board of Trustees at Knox College, the Orange County (Calif.) YMCA Board of Directors, The Galesburg (Ill.) Youth Athletic Association, and as a youth counselor at a psychiatric hospital in California.

The Stuttering Foundation of America selected him Print Journalist of the Year in 1997.

Check out his Q&A style column 'Tween 12 and 20.


You're a Mind Reader! Jul 22, 2019

DR. WALLACE: My mother was born in Ireland but hasn't returned since she left at age 13. This summer, my parents are going to Ireland for a month to visit Mom's relatives and do some sightseeing. They want me to go with them, but they said I could st... Read More


Mom Calls It Disgraceful Jul 20, 2019

DR. WALLACE: My girlfriend and I have been best friends for over 10 years now, and we are both 19. My fiance and I are planning a late-August wedding. He is 24, a college graduate and employed by a stock brokerage firm; I do some modeling work part t... Read More


My Parents Read Your Column Jul 19, 2019

DR. WALLACE: I'm a 16-year-old Asian American girl living with my parents in a small Midwestern town. My parents came to America when they were young. I'm the only Asian student in my school, and I stand out in this way. But the good news is I have m... Read More