Dr. Wallace is a professor of anthropology who specializes in biological anthropology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1975. His research is focused on the biology of human behavior with particular interest in computational models of the mind, evolution of language, and bio-social perspectives on sex and gender. He started at UCF in 1975 and taught The Human Species, Sex, Gender and Culture, Biobehavioral Anthropology, and The Emergence of Civilizations. Among his publications are: Those Who Have Vanished: An Introduction to Prehistory, and The Tribal Self: An Anthropologist Reflects on Hunting, Brain and Behavior. He retired in December 2007.


April 2009:

Congratulations to Ronald Wallace for achieving VPs Emeritus Status. Ronald Wallace, professor emeritus, retired in 2007 after a 32-year career at UCF. One of UCF’s first Anthropology faculty members, he later studied biobehavioral anthropology and neuroanatomy. His recent publications have culminated in his third book, titled “Membrane Microdomain Regulation of Neuron Signaling.” He is an interdisciplinary fellow in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Wallace served as associate chair for the Department of Anthropology, formerly the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, from 2004 until his retirement.

April 2005:

UCF Honors Outstanding Faculty, Students at Founders- Day 30-Year Service Awards: College of Arts and Sciences: Ron Wallace (Sociology and Anthropology)