Robert Wallace, Ph.D., is the coordinator of the science education program at New York University. Dr. Wallace was a math and science major in undergraduate school, Northern Illinois University (NIU), a geology major for the Masters Degree at NIU, and a marine biology and ecology major for his Ph.D. at Princeton University.
Dr. Wallace was a marine biologist for approximately 15 years. He then established and directed a year-round ecology center, The Harbor Environmental Research Center (HERC).HERC was used by science teachers and their students to conduct environmental research using the woodlands and adjacent ocean as a study area. This work led to his founding and leading a science emphasis elementary school (K - 8) located in East Harlem, New York.
For the past 18 years he has been part of the science education team at New York University where he helped develop the highly regarded science residency program, the Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program. He was coordinator of this program, working with teachers and graduate students in New York City high needs schools as well as developing curriculum that helped to support the growth of the students in the program. He is currently writing the science content for the NYU Teacher Residency Masters Program in Teaching and Learning. He also serves as a science content mentor for this program.