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Jerry Wallace

Jerry Wallace

Assistant Dean, Director of CPS Advising, Recruitment and Retention

Office: C-400E

In the College of Public Service, Dr. Jerry Wallace is responsible for advising degree programs in order to facilitate recruitment, retention and graduation of students from the college.  He provides academic advising to students who have been accepted into a major within the college and promotes student self-responsibility in defining and achieving their educational goals. He develops and assists in implementing improved procedures and services to enhance students' experience. Dr. Wallace processes and approves degree modifications, graduation applications and degree certifications as well as advises students on academic probation and suspension. He creates, implements and analyzes student satisfaction surveys for majors. He coordinates outreach efforts and facilitates the development of mutually beneficial relationships with external partners to support career development for students. Additionally, he supports members and faculty in the Department of Criminal Justice, which includes Criminal Justice and Social Work, the Department of Urban Education, the Criminal Justice Training Center, and the Center for Public Service and Community Research.

​Dr. Wallace earned his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Master of Education in Supervision and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Lamar University. He was a graduate fellow in the inaugural class for the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education, a fellow for the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Leadership and Mentoring Institute, as well as graduate of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Leadership Educators Institute. He is currently a research fellow for Leadership ISD in Harris County and a research affiliate for The Center for Critical Race Studies at UHD. 

​Dr. Wallace's experience includes work in campus housing, recreation sports, academic advising, instruction, admissions and minority male recruitment. His research involves engaging male students of color to support positive experiences and promoting opportunities for career development. He is an active member of the 100 Black Men – Emerging 100 Houston Chapter, which promotes positive male leadership and role models for youth in the community, as well as being a mentor for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

Last updated 4/28/2020 7:26 AM