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.


A Tip Is Not a Handout Dec 07, 2019

DR. WALLACE: I remember reading in your column that you felt waiters and waitresses should be tipped for prompt, efficient and courteous service. You said that excellent food servers should be given a 20% tip, tapering down to 5% for poor service and... Read More


A Cry for Attention Dec 06, 2019

DR. WALLACE: I'm 14, and so is my best friend. We spent a lot of our free time after school and on the weekends at the mall. We have a lot of fun there. We meet other friends and guys we have never seen before. We also try on clothes, and we always g... Read More


I Want to Adopt a German Shepherd Dec 05, 2019

DR. WALLACE: I took your advice and went to an animal shelter to find a dog I want, but I have never been able to find one there. I would like a purebred German shepherd, but the lady at the shelter said those are rare. She took my name and phone num... Read More


1 Drink Can Overpower An Alcoholic Dec 04, 2019

DR. WALLACE: I'm in my fourth year at the University of Wisconsin and will earn my degree in elementary education in late spring. A year ago, I had no thoughts of getting married. My only goal was to graduate and find employment teaching elementary s... Read More