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 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


Grounded for 10 Days! Feb 15, 2019

DR. WALLACE: My brother is a brat. I've told him a zillion times not to come into my room unless he knocks first and gets my permission to enter. Last night, he walked right into my room without knocking when I was getting ready for bed. In a loud vo... Read More


My Best Friend Wants to Commit Suicide Feb 14, 2019

DR. WALLACE: My best friend has been very depressed, and sometimes, she looks kind of spaced out. She has been absent from school three times this week, and I think it's because her boyfriend broke up with her a couple of weeks ago. She had been look... Read More