Mr. Thomas Wallace is an exceptional teacher who consistently earns rave reviews from his students. His student evaluations consistently have words and phrases like: “Excellent,” “Awesome,” “Favorite teacher,” “Great teacher,” and “Outstanding.” After taking one class from Mr. Wallace, many students look for his name in the class schedule to see what other courses they can take from him. In addition to multiple nominations for Excellence in Teaching from Information Science faculty, Mr. Wallace was recognized this past year by UALR’s Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence as their “Distinguished Teaching Fellow.”
Mr. Wallace is continually updating his professional and technical expertise on mobile, web, and desktop technologies. His opinion on technology curriculum, website design, and mobile/web development projects are sought after both on and off campus. He has presented at both the EAST conference and the LRSC Career Technical Education Symposium. He is the Department of Information Science’s leading curriculum developer in the web and mobile design arena. He developed a very successful special topics course on Mobile Web Design that could become a regular elective and possibly a required course in the future because of its relevance to the future of user interface design for applications that must span multiple device platforms. He is currently working on plans for an interdisciplinary degree program in Internet Development and Design.
In addition to his teaching, Mr. Wallace is the coordinator for the Information Technology Minor. He is involved with UALR Digital Strategy, Academic Affairs Web Team, EIT Web Services, and the UALR Working Group for the Undergraduate Certificate in User Experience Design and Web/Mobile Development. Mr. Wallace regularly volunteers for mentoring roles outside of the classroom such as guiding Capstone Project Student Teams and assisting with recruiting events.
Mr. Wallace’s degrees include a M.A. in interpersonal and organizational communication from UALR and a B.A. in international studies with dual minors in Information Technology and German from UALR.