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.


The High Price of Learning About Loans Feb 19, 2019

DR. WALLACE: I loaned my ex-boyfriend $150 to buy a car. He said he would pay me $50 a month for four months. The last $50 would have been interest on the loan. At the time, I loaned him the money, I thought we were deeply in love. Now we are no long... Read More


Young Teen Strives to Grow Taller Feb 18, 2019

DR. WALLACE: I am 13 and considered short for my age. I don't want to be super tall when I finish growing, but I'm a guy, and I would like to be at least 5 feet, 8 inches tall if possible. I know I can't just "order" my height like I'm placing an ord... Read More


My Dad Is Upset Over Religion Feb 16, 2019

DR. WALLACE: I'm 18 and a recent high school graduate. I'm dating a guy who has a different religion from mine. I'm Catholic and the guy attends the Church of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). He has given me the Book of Mormon and wants me to start readi... Read More