Dr. Richard Wallace, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, won the The H. Lloyd Jones Jr. Award, established in honor of H. Loyd Jones, professor of English from 1947 to 1988, awarded to a faculty member for distinguished advising and mentoring.
The award was based on comments from students, who cited ways in which Dr. Wallace changed their lives and jumpstarted their careers by his teaching and interaction with them. Dr. Wallace’s research interests include the implementation and evaluation of policies and programs for the protection of biological diversity in the United States and the application of social problem solving methods to environmental problems. With the other department faculty, Dr. Wallace and his students also promote and manage the college’s sustainability programs, including the campus sustainability program, landscape design and engineering projects undertaken with the college’s Facilities Services Department, the establishment and management of the college’s organic garden, and maintenance and outreach activities in the local watershed. Dr. Wallace is currently vice president of two professional organizations: the Society for the Policy Sciences and the Social Science Working Group of the Society for Conservation Biology. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont, and a master’s and Ph.D. from Yale.