Harvey Wallace, PhD

Harvey Wallace, PhD

Harvey Wallace is the Dean Emeritus of the College of Health Sciences and Professional Studies at Northern Michigan University. Dr. Wallace joined the faculty of Northern Michigan University as a Professor of School and Community Health in August 1978. He was appointed department head in 2000 and went on to serve as dean of the college from 2011 to 2014.

In 2002, Dr. Wallace received the university’s Distinguished Faculty Award for his service to his profession.

In 1987, Dr. Wallace was appointed to the Marquette County Board of Health and continues to serve in that position. In 1995, Dr. Wallace was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH), serving as NALBOH’s president in 2001. He also served as president of the Michigan Association for Local Public Health (MALPH) in 2003; as County Commissioner on the Marquette County Board of Commissioners from 1999 to 2011; and as board member and president of the Public Health Foundation from 2006 to 2013. As a representative of NALBOH, Dr. Wallace participated in the development of several important public health documents, including the National Public Health Performance Standards – Governance Tool (CDC-PHPPO); Healthy People 2010 Oral Health Toolkit (NICDR); Framework for Community Oral Health Programs (ASTDD); and the Operational Definition of a Functional Local Health Department (NACCHO).

Dr. Wallace was the recipient of the UM-SPH Victor M. Hawthorne New Investigator Research Grant Award in Health Promotion; the NALBOH 2001 Leadership Award; the Michigan Public Health Association 2002 Public Service Award; the CDC/Public Health Practice Program Office 2002 Exemplary Service Award; and the MALPH 2004 President’s Award.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California-Los Angeles and a doctoral degree from the University of Toledo. Dr. Wallace was a member of the Exploring Accreditation Steering Committee and the Standards Development Workgroup for PHAB.