Wallace Addresses Higher Ed Issues in Yale Seminar

Richard L. Wallace, professor of environmental studies, traveled to Yale University last week to give an invited seminar to graduate students at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The topic of Prof. Wallace’s seminar was “The Challenges of Living in an Interdisciplinary World.” His discussion focused on the limitations of American higher education in teaching integrative critical thinking and problem solving skills, despite the clear need for those skills to address complex social and environmental problems. Prof. Wallace and his principal research partner, Susan G. Clark of Yale, have been publishing widely together for more than 20 years on the development of standards and approaches to professional practice in integrative problem solving.