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.


Why Do Teens Run Away? Apr 26, 2018

DR. WALLACE: My 16-year-old cousin has run away from home several times, and his parents can't figure out why he runs away. His parents seem nice and they live in our town in a nice house. I've asked my cousin why he runs away. He tells me that he ha... Read More


You Are Outnumbered 2-to-1 Apr 25, 2018

DR. WALLACE: I have two very close friends. We've been friends since the first grade, and we are now 16. About five months ago, one of these friends was introduced to alcohol by her boyfriend. They are now no longer dating, but she has continued drin... Read More


I Agree With Your Parents Apr 24, 2018

DR. WALLACE: I'm 15 and in the 10th grade. The guy I am seeing is 19, has graduated from high school and is a full-time student in college. I met him at a restaurant. He was our waiter and asked me for my phone number after the meal. I gave it to him... Read More