Patricia Wallace, Ph.D.

Patricia Wallace is the author of over 40 articles, 3 published software programs, and fourteen books, including The Psychology of the Internet and The Internet in the Workplace: How New Technology Is Transforming Work, both published by Cambridge University Press, and Introduction to Information Systems, published by Pearson. Her works have been translated into many other languages such as Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Estonian, Spanish, Hungarian, and others.

Dr. Wallace's educational background and career span technology, psychology, business, and onliine education. She has held positions mainly in academic settings, most recently at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, where she headed online programs and IT. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Wallace was Chief, Information Strategies, at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, where she headed a research center on knowledge management and also led the IT department. Prior to that position, she was Chief Information Officer and Associate VP at University of Maryland University College, where she was closely involved in UMUC's efforts to build and launch the worldwide, virtual university. Currently, Dr. Wallace is Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School, University of Maryland University College, teaching courses in information systems and technology management.

Wallace's work focuses on the transformative role of digital technologies and their impact on business, human behavior, and society. She has taught courses in psychology, information systems, and technology management throughout her career as a full-time or adjunct faculty member, and has led many executive leadership seminars. As principal investigator on several grants, she has conducted research and developed software for virtual learning environments.

Since retiring from Johns Hopkins University in 2015, Dr. Wallace completed the 2nd edition of the groundbreaking Psychology of the Internet, which was published early in 2016. She is currently working on the 3rd edition of Introduction to Information Systems, and developing interactive online simulations. She also speaks at conferences, consults in her areas of expertise, and conducts research. .

Patricia Wallace earned her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and holds an M.S. in computer systems management from the University of Maryland University College, Graduate School of Management and Technology. She attended Rice University as an undergraduate..

Internet in the Workplace
The Internet in the Workplace (Cambridge University Press)


How Are Digital Natives Using Technology?
This project explored how youth are adopting digital technologies at home, at school, and as mobile devices. It investigates how students perceive the role that information and communications technologies play in their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, and teachers.  The project also explored how students engage in social media, virtual worlds, and mobile environments. Technologies include computers, mobile and smartphones, videogames, music players, game consoles, graphics tablets, and other devices. 

Sample Media Interviews
Dr. Wallace is frequently interviewed by the media on topics related to her work. Some examples:

Wall Street Journal, Lessons for Stopping an Adult Cyberbully
SC Magazine, Reeling in Workers: Social Engineering
EdTech Magazine, How to Protect Devices in the Learn-Everywhere Era
Live Science, Why People Risk Their Lives for a Selfie
Washington Post, Online, Helping Strangers is Huge
Mashable, Why Eye Contact Still Matters in the Age of Email
Time Magazine, The Multitasking Generation



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