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.


Teen Misses Father Apr 24, 2019

DR. WALLACE: My mother and father have been divorced for seven months. They divorced because they were always yelling at each other and both admitted that they don't like each other anymore. I know my father doesn't like my mother and my mother truly... Read More


Parents of Teens-To-Be Seek Advice Apr 23, 2019

DR. WALLACE: We are parents of an 11-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son. We respect your advice to teens, and we often discuss your column at the dinner table with our children. We enjoy reading your specific advice for teens on various topics a... Read More


Advice for Stepmother in a Tough Spot Apr 22, 2019

DR. WALLACE: I read your column regularly, and I'm appalled at the number of letters and emails you receive from teens who dislike their stepparents. Their slander is nothing short of an evil vendetta. I am a stepmother. My husband's wife died due to... Read More