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Dr. Janice L. Wallace

Associate Professor
School of Exercise and Sport Science
Office: Mayborn 2265
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8010900 College St, Box 8010BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4613(254) 295-4613
Subjects Taught: Physical Education Teacher Education
Degrees Earned: B.S.; M.A.; Ph.D.

Janice Wallace has been involved in education as a teacher and a coach for over 35 years. She 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 also coached collegiately, spending ten years at St. Edward’s University in Austin as the head women’s basketball coach and  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 has a Ph.D. in Physical Education Teacher Education from the University of Texas at Austin.

Janice joined the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor faculty in the fall of 2007 as an instructor within the Exercise and Sport Science Department and is currently the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Program Coordinator. In this role Janice advises PETE students, teaches pedagogy classes within the PETE major, and supervises PETE student teachers.  Janice believes that as a teacher educator, her role is to help prepare pre-service teachers for a successful career as teachers and coaches in the 21st century.  

Through her work as a Physical Education Teacher Educator, Janice has become an advocate for school based physical education and physical activity.  She feels it is vitally important to guide youth in the process of becoming physically active and healthy for a lifetime.


Research Interests

1) Attitudes and Beliefs of Pre-Service Teachers Towards Teaching Physical Education

2) The promotion of school based physical education and physical activity