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My motivation to teach in higher education is to develop students' critical thinking skills using scientific objectivity. My focus is teaching my students to become among the brightest of future educators and agents of social change. Nearing the completion of an Educational Doctorate in Educational Psychology. Holds a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Quantitative Methods in Education. Experienced in use of the Internet and educational software, including BlackBoard, ANGEL, and Desire 2 Learn systems. Knowledgeable of NCATE standards and assessment of student demonstrated competencies of NCATE standards. Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love for learning.
Ms. Wallace the Educator: “…The range of courses which she has taught is impressive – sociology, career planning, college reading, and educational psychology.” Jean W. Pierce, PhD Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University
Education, Honors, and Certifications
Doctor of Education, Educational Psychology
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL expected 2012 Master of Science, Applied Family & Child Studies-Specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 2003 Bachelor of Arts, Individual Studies Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. 1999 Selected to Participate in the American Psychological Association Division 15 Graduate Research Seminar Doctoral Fellow, Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Fellowship Program
Graduate Leadership Award, University Programming and Activities, Northern
Consultation and Facilitation Experience Ethereal Empowerment and Educational Services
Created a small business committed diversity/inclusion, research and assessment, and developing dynamic programs. Recent Company Highlights: -Developed and facilitated “A Woman Like Me” women’s empowerment workshop for Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, Inc. (2011) -Created the curriculum for and trained the workshop facilitators for the Rock Valley College Student of Color Summit (2011)
Teaching Experience Positions
University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2011 Northern Illinois University, Instructor, 2004-2009 City Colleges of Chicago, Adjunct Faculty, 2006 Northern Illinois University, Graduate Assistant, 2002-2004
Ms. Wallace the Researcher: “Her study is well conceived, and has the potential to make an important contribution to the field. The quality of her dissertation work is already being recognized.” Jennifer A. Schmidt,PhD Associate Professor of Educational Psychology Northern Illinois University Educational Psychology (Undergraduate) The Middle School Child (Undergraduate & Graduate) Issues Facing the Middle School Child (Undergraduate & Graduate) Marriage and the Family (Undergraduate) Career Planning (Undergraduate) Taught two classes per term while balancing full-time coursework and research duties Taught both face to face and online courses using BlackBoard, ANGEL, and Desire 2 Learn based programs Successfully incorporated modern technological resources such as discussion boards, YOUTUBE, and FaceBook to aid in class participation. American Psychological Association - General and Division 15 (Student Affiliate) American Educational Research Association (Student Affiliate) Midwestern Educational Research Association (Student Affiliate)
Wallace, L.E. (June 2011). The Relationship Between the Perception of Racial Discrimination and Academic Self-Concept among African American Male College Students. Paper Presented at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, San Francisco, CA. Tonks, S. M., Wallace, L. E. (2010, August). Investigating high-stakes testing, motivation, test anxiety, and engagement in children. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA. Wallace, L.E. & Tonks, S.M. (2009, March). Competency beliefs, value, and test anxiety among third, fourth, and fifth graders. Poster Presented at the Graduate Student Research Conference on Education, Learning and Human Development, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. Wallace, L.E. (2008, October). The role of perceived racial discrimination, racial identity, and academic self-concept among African American college students. Paper presented at the Midwestern Educational Research Association, Columbus, OH. Smith, M.C., Tonks, S.M. & Wallace, L.W. (2008, October). Faculty practices in assigning and evaluating students’ writing assignments. Paper presented at the Midwestern Educational Research Association, Columbus, OH. Wallace, L.E. (2006, November). The role of spirituality in the lives of African-American Graduate/ Professional students Roundtable Discussion at the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education 2006 Conference. Milwaukee, WI.
Wallace, L.E. (2005, April). Using the three R’s to examine the achievements of African American male college students: Racial Identity, Resilience, and Racism Paper presented at 14th annual African American and Latino(a) Adult Education Research Symposium. Chicago, IL McDowell, T., Chen, H., Khanna, A., Wallace, L., & Williams, C. (2004). Critical race dialogue in MFT. Facilitated Workshop. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Ms. Wallace the Professional: “...Through her commitment to research, teaching and service, Ms. Wallace would contribute greatly to the success of students...” Tracey A. Stuckey-Mickell,
Wallace, L.E., Jefferson, V., Gilbert, T.P. & Simpson, D. (2009, September ). Understanding Your Work with African American Students. Faculty/Staff Development Day at Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL . Wallace, L.E. (2010, January). Understanding Your Work with African American Students II: Using Racial Identity as a Lens. Faculty/Staff Development Day at Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL.
Senior Lecturer, Educational Psychology & Philosophy The Ohio State University
College and Community Service Co-Chair, Promoting An Inclusive Community Committee (Presidential Initiative on
Diversity), Rock Valley College 2009-2011 Illinois University 2007
Organizer, 1st Annual College of Education Graduate Research Conference, Northern Organizer, Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Summer Conference 2006 Treasurer, Black Graduate Student Association, Northern Illinois University 2004-2005 President, Black Graduate Student Association, Northern Illinois University 2002-2004
Vice-President, Black Graduate Student Association, Northern Illinois University Member, Legislative Scholarship Committee of State Representative Chuck Jefferson Developed evaluation rubric for the selection of scholarship recipients 2008-Present
SERVICE TO FIELD
September 2008 Reviewer, American Educational Research Association conference proposals for 2009 Annual Meeting May 2008 Reviewer, Midwestern Educational Research Association conference proposals for 2008 Annual Meeting
Counseling Experience & Case Management Experience
Counselor, Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL May 2009-March 2011 Provided personal/social counseling and referral services to student, Participated in the student academic advisement process, Served on the RVC Behavior Intervention Team (BIT), Developed BIT protocol, Coordinated and presented proactive educational information sessions to students and RVC community
Primary Counselor, Rosecrance, Rockford, IL May 2005-October 2006 Conducted individual, group, and family counseling and educational sessions, Provided effective interventions for patients, including MISA patients, Performed case management duties for patient group, Attended weekly clinical staff meetings to discuss patient progress and develop interventions, Collaborated with Outpatient staff to effectively meet client needs Family Therapy Intern, Lutherbrook Child and Adolescent Center, Addison, IL June 2002-August 2003 Counseled children and adolescents, Provided individual, group, and family therapy, Attended weekly clinical supervision meetings with an AAMFT approved supervisor, Collaborated with primary therapist to fully assist clients Family Therapy Practicum, Family Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL August 2001-August 2003 Provided therapy, including mental health assessments for individuals, couples, and families, Diagnosed according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual –IV-TR, Developed treatment plans, interventions and monitored client progress, Maintained client files Case Manager Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC), Chicago, IL August 1999-October 2000 Promoted from bachelor-level internship to full-time case manager position; Created and monitored client service plans; Managed a caseload of approximately 100 clients
Ms. Wallace the Person: “She is a dynamic leader; she is adaptable and authentic; her passion for education is contagious.” Quiana Preston, M.Ed. Manager of Student Life Rock Valley College