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July 17, 2017 – Dr. James Wallace has been appointed Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at King’s College. In his new position, Dr. Wallace will evaluate and improve teaching effectiveness, assist in the process for assessing student learning, and lead strategic initiatives targeted at the enhancement of teaching, learning, and scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Wallace has been a member of the English Department since 1988 and served a six-year term as department chair. He was recognized for teaching excellence with the College’s prestigious Max and Tillie Rosenn Award for Teaching and held the Manus Cooney Distinguished Service Professorship from 2003-08.

He is currently director of the College’s Writing Center and coordinator for writing courses in the core curriculum. He has been a member of numerous institutional committees and was co-advisor to “The Crown,” the student newspaper. He currently serves outside the college on the steering committee of the Peace and Justice Center of Wilkes-Barre.

An accomplished scholar, Dr. Wallace has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences on writing pedagogy, literary studies, critical thinking, and assessment. He is a co-author of “Critical Thinking: A Student’s Introduction.” He has published essays on Faulkner, Ambrose Bierce, and Woody Allen. 

Dr. Wallace earned a bachelor’s degree from Wilkes College and a master’s degree and doctorate in English from Lehigh University.

Dr. James Wallace