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 School of Exercise and Sport Science and is currently an Associate Professor and the Physical Education and Coaching Education Program Coordinator. In this role Janice advises students interested in coaching and teaching physical education, she teaches pedagogy classes within the major, and supervises physical education student teachers. Janice believes that as a teacher and coach educator, her role is to help prepare students for a successful career as teachers and coaches in the 21st century.
Through her work as a Physical Education Teacher Educator, Janice has also 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.
Subjects TaughtPhysical Education Teacher Education
Degrees EarnedB.S.; M.A.; Ph.D.
1) Coaching Education
2) The promotion of school based physical education and physical activity