Armstrong Alumni Association
Richard H. Wallace, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Class of 1984
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Richard Wallace grew up in Pooler and went to Groves High School. After graduating from Armstrong, he received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Clemson University in 1988, under the direction of Dr. John Huffman. He was awarded a Merck Pharmaceutical Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Colorado State University to work under the direction of Dr. Al Meyers.
In 1990, he joined the faculty of the University of Alabama as an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry. In 1995, he returned to Armstrong as an Associate Professor of Chemistry. During his tenure, he has worked with countless undergraduate students in the classroom teaching organic chemistry and also as their mentor in undergraduate research.
Dr. Wallace is a member of the American Society for Horticultural Science and the American Chemical Society, for which he previously chaired the Coastal Empire Section. He formerly served on the Armstrong Alumni Board of Directors.
Dr. Wallace has 30 refereed publications and has given more than 100 professional presentations and seminars. During his career, he has generated more than $1,000,000 in funded grants and contracts. He lives in Richmond Hill with his wife Andrea, who is a faculty member at College of Coastal Georgia, and their golden retriever Gracie.