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.


Are They My Friends? Sep 26, 2020

DR. WALLACE: I'm a 16-year-old girl and have been reading your column for over three years now. Many times, I've read about teens being influenced by friends to do things that are wrong "because everybody's doing it." You often refer to this as "peer... Read More


It's Only a Beer or Two Sep 25, 2020

DR. WALLACE: I'm a 20-year-old male, and I enjoy the taste of a cold beer. I drink one a day during the week and two or three per day on the weekends. I've never been drunk in my life, and I do not intend to be. I've read so many times over the years... Read More


I Think She Made a Play for my Boyfriend Sep 24, 2020

DR. WALLACE: My best friend just broke up with her boyfriend after a couple of years, and when I asked her why, she said she got "tired of him." Last week, she told me I better hang on to my boyfriend tightly because she was thinking of taking him aw... Read More


She Screams and Slams Doors Sep 23, 2020

DR. WALLACE: Our 20-year-old daughter is still living at home with me, my husband and our younger children. Our daughter has been dating the same guy for over two years, and their relationship is a nightmare, not only for them but also for the rest o... Read More