Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Web Services Liaison, Web Design and Development Coordinator, and Information Technology Program coordinator
Mr. Thomas Wallace is the web services liaison, web design and development coordinator, and Information Technology Program coordinator in the Department of Information Science. His service to the community speaks to his commitment to the STEM field and to developing an interest in continued education among his students at the college level and to children in the surrounding communities.
Over the last five years, Mr. Wallace has helped pilot two important programs in his department by integrating them into the curriculum: Gitpod and Amazon Web Services. He also hosts and updates a webpage for his students that covers lecture materials, assignments, and tutorials, all while keeping his courses current with developing best practices. In addition to developing his own coursework, he also works with local businesses to develop recurring internship opportunities for students.
In service to the institution, Mr. Wallace serves as the web services coordinator for the Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. He was also instrumental in obtaining accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design for the Bachelor of Arts in Web Design and Development in 2019. Since August 2016, he has also served as a member and former chair of the Academic Technology Committee and is the front-end web developer for the Center for Arkansas History and Culture. He is also the advisor and sponsor for both the eSports Club and the Society of Computing and Information Science.
In the community, Mr. Wallace has led an annual residential coding camp sponsored by UA Little Rock for girls in grades 7-9 called “GIRL Code,” which helps encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM. He works with several local agencies through his courses, including state agencies and nonprofit organizations, to generate websites and applications as well as to develop long-term strategies and processes to maintain and update their strategies. He has also been a guest speaker at a local elementary school to encourage STEM interest in children, and he has been a trainer for Google Apps and Chromebook at several local schools.
Wallace received a M.A. in interpersonal and organizational communication and a B.A. in international studies from UA Little Rock.