Dr. Janice L. Wallace
Exercise and Sport Science Department
Janice Wallace has been involved in education as a teacher and a coach for over 30 years. She has spent 14 years teaching and coaching girl’s basketball at the high school level and in 1985 led her team to the Class IIA State Girls Basketball Championship. She has also coached collegiately, spending ten years at St. Edward’s University in Austin as the head women’s basketball coach and a Kinesiology instructor.
Janice has a Bachelors degree from Baylor University and a Masters degree from Sam Houston State University as well as her Principal’s Certification in Educational Administration from Tarleton State University. She just completed her Ph.D. in Physical Education Teacher Education from the University of Texas at Austin in December of 2013.
Janice joined the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor faculty in the fall of 2007 as an instructor within the Exercise and Sport Science Department, where she currently teaches classes within the All-Level Teacher Certification major. Janice believes that as a teacher educator, her role is to help prepare young adults for a successful career as teachers and coaches in the 21st century.
Through her work at The University of Texas in Physical Education Teacher Education, Janice has become an advocate not only for school based physical education, but the importance of physical activity in the fight against childhood obesity. She feels it is vitally important to guide youth in the process of becoming physically active and healthy for a lifetime.
1) Physical Education Teacher Efficacy
2) Attitudes and Beliefs of Pre-Service Teachers Towards Teaching Physical Education