Patricia Wallace, Ph.D.

Patricia Wallace is a psychologist and author of over 40 articles, 3 published software programs, and thirteen books, including The Internet in the Workplace: How New Technology Is Transforming Work and The Psychology of the Internet, both published by Cambridge University Press and translated into many other languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, and others.

Wallace's educational background and career span psychology, technology, onliine education, and business. 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 led UMUC's efforts to build and launch the worldwide, virtual university.

Wallace's work focuses on the transformative role of digital technologies and their impact on human behavior. 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, Patricia Wallace is working on The Psychology of the Internet, 2nd Edition, to be published by Cambridge University Press. She also teaches graduate level courses, speaks at conferences, and provides consulting in her areas of expertise.

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..

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. 


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