Charles Wallace MASU Award Subject of WLUC-TV News Story

Charles Wallace, Department of Computer Science

From WLUC-TV 6; By Colin Jackson; published: Apr. 15, 2024

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HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) – A faculty member at Michigan Tech University has been awarded by the Michigan Association of State Universities.

Charles Wallace is one of three recipients to receive this year’s Distinguished Professor of the Year Award. Shaw Dawson at Central Michigan University and Brad Waller at Grand Valley State University also received the award.

The award is presented to leaders in their respective fields who are dedicated to undergraduate success across 15 public universities.

Wallace has been a faculty member of the university since 2000. He is currently the university’s Associate Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean of Curriculum and Instruction.

According to the Association, Wallace was awarded for his work in a variety of aspects. This includes designing MTU’s software engineering program and connecting computing to other fields such as humanities by working alongside colleagues. His work in the university’s Robot 101 celebration in 2022 and Building Adult Skills in Computing are also factors.

“Whatever I have been able to do has been in conjunction with many other people,” Wallace said. “My colleagues in the college of computing, but also, primarily, the students. If I don’t have students who are engaged and here to learn, it doesn’t really matter what I do.”