Linda Wallace, associate professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed as the John and Angela Emery Junior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

In 2007, John and Angela Emery, both 1986 Pamplin graduates, created the junior faculty fellowship to allow the Department of Accounting and Information Systems the flexibility to recruit, hire, and retain the best faculty. The fellowship is used to reward teaching and scholarly excellence by recipients holding the rank of assistant or associate professor. The fellowship is for a three-year period.

Wallace has been a  member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2000. Her research interests include software project risk, information security, knowledge communities, and agile software development.

She has taught many different courses for the department but has most recently taught Accounting Systems and Controls — taken by all undergraduate majors in their junior year — and Information Systems Security and Assurance — taken by all master’s degree students in the audit and information system options. 

Wallace has served on five Ph.D. committees, two for the department, one in the Department of Business Information Technology, and two in the Department of Computer Science. She is chair of her department’s master's committee; the department currently has 68 master’s degree students.

She has been active in helping the department develop its measures of Assurance of Learning for accreditation by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Wallace has published 20 papers. Her research as been presented at several national and international conferences. She has been a reviewer for many of the leading journals in information systems and an associate editor for Information Systems Journal since 2009.

Wallace received two bachelor’s degrees from Oglethorpe University and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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