Anthropology

Sewanee: The University of the South

Merle “Mae” Wallace

Professor of Anthropology and Director of Teaching Education

B.A., Temple University; M.A., University of Illinois, Springfield; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Merle “Mae” Wallace

Wallace’s work is focused on schools as they reflect and support communities. She has studied youth culture, minority access to higher education, educational reform and local curricula in Thailand. Her papers may be found in Education about Asia, The International Journal of Education, Anthro Notes and International Thai Studies Conference Proceedings. Wallace’s interest in the relationships between communities and schools is also evident in her work with teachers in the South Cumberland Rural Teacher Network, an organization that promotes professional development for high school teachers in schools near the university. Sewanee students participate in the teacher network and work in many other research and service-learning projects that engage them with local schools and communities.

Wallace’s interest in the relationships between communities and schools is also evident in her past work with teachers in the South Cumberland Rural Teacher Network, an organization that promoted professional development for high school teachers in schools near the university. Sewanee students participated in the teacher network and worked in many other research and service-learning projects that engaged them with local schools and communities.  Though the funding for this project came to an end, we still enjoy the relationships and espirit de corps that grew out of this project.

Sewanee: The University of the South