Certificate, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
EdD, Higher Education Administration and History of Higher Education, University of Alabama
MMAS, Military History, US Army Command and General Staff College
MLA, Tulane University
BA, International Studies, Virginia Military Insistute
Michael Wallace is a retired military intelligence officer with 20 years of active service. His military assignments included Naval Special Warfare, Defense Human Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Office of Naval Intelligence. Post-military, he worked as a senior intelligence analyst in the Joint Chiefs of Staff Intelligence Directorate. He has experience in counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation, special warfare, and intelligence collection and analysis.
In June 2014, he became the Emergency and Security Studies Program director. He is responsible for the academic administration of undergraduate, graduate, and certification programs in Homeland Security, Security Management, and Emergency Management; recruiting, hiring, and managing program faculty; developing and revising courses and curriculum; and serves as the senior academic advisor for all students and potential students. He is a senior professor of practice, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in intelligence and terrorism. Dr. Wallace is also an adjunct professor for the Naval War College.
As the Emergency & Security Studies program has expanded, Dr. Wallace has developed and maintained relationships with many groups related to Homeland Security and Emergency Management, including the Homeland Security Institute, Naval Post Graduate School’s (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security, the University and Agency Partnership Program (UAPP) for Homeland Security Education, InfraGard Louisiana, New Orleans Police Department Academic Research Advisory Committee, International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Partnership and is on the Board of Trustees for the Louisiana Chapter of InfraGard. He is Co-Director of Pracademic Affairs, part of the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security Journal, and also on the Journal of Security, Intelligence, and Resilience Education review board.
He is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Naval Order of the United States, the Military Order of Foreign Wars, the Wounded Warrior Foundation, and the Disabled American Veterans. He is a member of the New Orleans Mayor’s Military Advisory Council, faculty advisor to the Tulane Student Veterans of America chapter, and co-founder of the Tulane Faculty and Staff Veterans Affinity Group.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
Exploring, whether it is a city, museum, or library. Enjoy learning new things.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
What is the best advice you've ever received?
Don't be afraid of failing. It's what you do after you fail that matters.