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.


My Boyfriend Is Very Jealous Apr 17, 2021

DR. WALLACE: I'm writing to you today because my boyfriend's constant jealousy makes me think sometimes that I might want to break up with him someday. I've dated this guy for six months now, and I really like him when we both stay calm and when we a... Read More


Sister's Boyfriend Is Too 'Friendly' Apr 16, 2021

DR. WALLACE: I have a sister, and she has a guy who appears to be a nice boyfriend for her. She's dated this guy for a year, and I've never seen either one of them raise their voice to the other or complain about anything at all. Overall, he's an all... Read More


An Apple a Night? Apr 15, 2021

DR. WALLACE: I've been eating properly and working out every day, and I'm in great physical shape. I'm 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weigh 121 pounds. I plan on maintaining this weight for my entire senior year. I count calories and keep a very strict lo... Read More


Can Acupuncture Really Work? Apr 14, 2021

DR. WALLACE: I have some pain in my back, and it has persisted even after many in-depth treatments from my chiropractor over several weeks. Some of my friends tell me that they see an acupuncturist and they feel better. Does acupuncture really work f... Read More