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.


Live Happily Ever After May 27, 2019

DR. WALLACE: I am 20 and engaged to a wonderful guy who is 34. I met him at a friend's wedding a year ago, and I guess you can say it was love at first sight. My problem is, you guessed it, my parents. They can't accept that I want to marry a man 14 ... Read More


Take Immediate Action -- Words Matter May 25, 2019

DR. WALLACE: I'm 17, and I want to end my relationship with the guy I am dating. But I can't break away because he has told me that he will seriously hurt himself or even commit suicide if I leave him. Please help. I don't know what to do. — An... Read More


A Hard Lesson Learned May 24, 2019

DR. WALLACE: I babysit for a single mother. I'm very conscientious and considered an excellent 16-year-old babysitter. I've completed an American Red Cross course in babysitting, and I'm proficient in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. Last night while I... Read More