David Wallace, PhD, is associate professor of psychology, and has been a part of the University community since 2004. During his tenure, he has taught courses in introductory psychology, health psychology, personality psychology, abnormal psychology, suicide—assessment and treatment, and first-year experience, as well as Honors Program sections on Darwin and evolution and drugs and culture.
Dr. Wallace received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Alberta in 1992, and continued his graduate education at the American Psychological Association/ Canadian Psychological Association-accredited University of Windsor. In 1994, he received his master’s degree in clinical psychology with his thesis examining the relationship between attitudes toward suicide and suicidal behavior. During his doctoral studies, Dr. Wallace received training in psychotherapy, including cognitive, gestalt, experiential, psychodynamic, group, couples, and family therapy. He has a particular interest in college mental health and incorporating spirituality into psychology practice. Dr. Wallace continued his research on the relationship between attitudes and behvior and in 1997, he was the recipient of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention’s inaugural Research Student Award for the best student research in Canada on the topic of suicide. He has presented and chaired sessions on various aspects of suicide in both Canada and the U.S. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Windsor in 2001, and he continues to develop a research program on suicide attitude-behavior relationships.
Since joining Bay Path, Dr. Wallace has taken on the role as advisor for the Psychology Club and the Gaming Club. Since 2006, he has served as Bay Path’s faculty athletic representative, a liaison between the College and the National Collegiate Athletic Association as well as between student-athletes and their professors. In 2007, Dr. Wallace initiated the Bay Path Research Group to facilitate research and collaboration amongst faculty, and he established the Faculty-Student Forum, which exposes students, staff, and faculty to additional issues and debate to promote learning outside of the classroom.