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.

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Show Me the Money! Jul 04, 2020

DR. WALLACE: My 16th birthday is coming up in a few weeks, and all my relatives are going to get me gifts. I'm a girl who knows what she likes, but I really don't think it's realistic to think my older relatives are going to get me gifts I'd truly en... Read More

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Bald Men Are Quite Handsome Jul 03, 2020

DR. WALLACE: You told a 16-year-old boy that he should see a doctor because he was concerned about losing his hair. Hair loss is a natural occurrence, especially for men. My father was a handsome man, and now he is totally bald. Many men with partial... Read More

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A Marriage Requiring Changes Is Unrealistic Jul 02, 2020

DR. WALLACE: I'm a Christian. My boyfriend is a wonderful fellow, but he happens to be an atheist and said he will remain an atheist until the day he leaves this earth. I love my boyfriend, and he loves me, and we plan to get married in a year or two... Read More

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Sad About Parents' Relationship Jul 01, 2020

DR. WALLACE: My mother and father appear to be very near getting a divorce, and this makes me feel very unhappy and uneasy. They rarely say anything nice to each other, and when they do discuss something, it seems they always wind up in a humongous a... Read More