Dr. Jerry Wallace is a native Texan having graduated from Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, TX. He is a first generation college graduate having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, a Master of Education in Supervision and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. He has over 10 years of higher education experience having served in residence life, recreational sports, mentoring programs, admissions, retention initiatives, supporting new student orientation along with academic advising and classroom instruction. His exploration interest focuses on engaging males of color from middle school through college and creating positive experiences for those who are underprivileged and underrepresented.
Dr. Wallace has presented research at numerous conferences, schools and participates in community engagement workshops. He is a graduate fellow of the inaugural class for the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE), a graduate of the Leadership Educators Institute for the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), a graduate of the Leadership Mentoring Institute of American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE), and received an Honorable Mention Award for his dissertation, “A Phenomenological Narrative Study of African American Male Community College Instructors”. Dr. Wallace is a member of the Texas Alliance of Blacks School Educators (TABSE), the Emerging 100 Black Men of Houston, and the Texas Association of Blacks in Higher Education (TABPHE).
Contact: Men of L.E.G.A.C.I. Student Success Program