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.


What's the Fastest Way To Sober Up? Jan 22, 2021

DR. WALLACE: I'm a college student, and once in a while, my friends and I have a few drinks. I don't want to reveal my age to you. Let's just say that I'm over 18 and not quite 21. I will admit that sometimes I get drunk. Not always, but there are so... Read More


Help Needed With Daily Sibling Conflicts Jan 21, 2021

DR. WALLACE: My younger brother and I are always arguing about everything that happens, seemingly on a daily basis. I've asked my parents to help me out, but they always just say, "You guys just have to work it out yourselves." Well, so far, this ha... Read More


What's the Deal With Self-Esteem? Jan 20, 2021

DR. WALLACE: My older sister has recently been taking some "self-improvement" courses online, and I hear her listening to a podcast on this same topic sometimes. I'm 15, and she's 18, and she kind of thinks she knows a lot about the world and how it ... Read More


Lazy Bro Joe Jan 19, 2021

DR. WALLACE: My youngest brother is so unbelievably lazy! His name is Joe and won't help out with any chores around our house or even in the garage or our yard or garden. Because he is the youngest of our four siblings, my parents still baby him, so ... Read More