Dr. Gary Wallace is a recognized expert in leadership, management, and ethics. He holds 11 degrees, including a Ph.D. in Business Administration, a Ph.D. in Management, and five Master’s Degrees all with Thesis, including 12 Graduate concentrations, and 23 certifications ranging from Business Administration, Management, Engineering, Information Technology, and Technical Innovation.
Dr. Wallace began his career as an Emergency Medical Technician and a Firefighter for St. Charles Parish. In the 1980s, he worked as Systems Manager for Grant Norpac, one of the world’s largest geophysical companies. For 10 years, Dr. Wallace served as the Information Technology Operations Supervisor and Chief Engineer at Entergy. Following Entergy, he worked for the US Navy as the Information Technology Director of Technical Operations for the southeast region, which included regional Information Security for three years. His tenure with the US Navy involved engineering and implementing new Data Centers and inventing the Shared Services methodology.
Dr. Wallace teaches technology, security, and ethics at both Delgado Community College and Tulane University. Previously, Dr. Wallace taught at Loyola University where he introduced the APA style of writing to the Business Department as an accepted standard. He has served on Boards of Directors, as an Ethics Resource Consultant, and has contacts in state, federal, commercial, and military companies that serve as advisers.
In 2009, he received SoPA’’s prestigious John Percy Dyer Award for Teaching Excellence (Professor of the Year) for his course Ethics and Technology. Today, Dr. Wallace is the Chair of Engineering and Technology for Delgado Community College, Louisiana’s Flagship community college.
On a personal level, Dr. Wallace was born of Scots-Irish immigrants arriving in 1989. Growing up on a farm, he learned to repair things as they broke; there was no Googling a fix or replacement. Troubleshooting and management was a way of everyday life. In teaching technology to students, this has not changed.
Dr. Wallace loves science fiction and comic books. He wrote two manuscripts for the Paramount television series Star Trek and is cited in the book Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of both DC and Marvel comic superheroes with a comic book collection that dates back to 1944. The modern mythology of superheroes and the ethical dilemmas they face can provide a framework for understanding how these problems are approached in the real world.
When he is not teaching, Dr. Wallace and his wife enjoy motorcycles, hiking, mountain climbing, and camping throughout the US and internationally.
Dr. Wallace believes that life is what you make it and it starts with your education, experiences, and a positive attitude.