Faculty & Staff


Jimmy Wallace

Practitioner in Residence Appalachian Center

Jim Wallace is a Senior Fellow for The Rensselaerville Institute (from upstate New York) and a Practitioner in Residence for Emory & Henry College. 

In his capacity with The Rensselaerville Institute Jim works with the Institute’s Community Sparkplug initiative.  At Emory & Henry he works in the College’s Appalachian Center for Civic Life where he will integrate students with research and field work associated with the College’s collaboration with the Institute. His role with the College also includes teaching responsibilities in Public Policy and Community Service curriculum. 

Jim holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business and Economics from Emory & Henry College and a Master of Science degree in Planning from the University of Tennessee.  His wife Ann is a retired high school mathematics teacher. Their daughter Erin lives in Athens, Georgia with her husband Alex and son Paul. Erin and Alex are both public defenders. Their son Rob lives in New York City and attends New York University where he is pursuing a degree in physical therapy. Jim and Ann reside in Emory.


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
    M.S., Planning
  • Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
    B.A., Business and Economics


Appalachian Center for Civic Life (Collins House)

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