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

In 2007, John and Angela Emery, both 1986 graduates of the Pamplin College of Business, 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 joined the department in 2000 as an assistant professor. Her research interests include software project risk, information security, knowledge communities, and agile software development.

She has taught many accounting and information systems courses; most recently, Accounting Systems and Controls, and Information Systems Security and Assurance. Accounting Systems and Controls is a course taken by all undergraduate accounting and information systems majors in their junior year. Information Systems Security and Assurance is a course taken by all accounting and information systems graduate students.

Wallace has served on five Ph.D. committees — two in accounting and information systems, one in business information technology, and two in computer science. She also serves as chair of the Master’s Committee for the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.

She has been a reviewer for many of the leading journals in information systems, and is the associate editor for Information Systems Journal. She has published 13 papers and has another five papers currently under review. Her research has been presented at five national or international conferences.

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

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