John M. Wallace, Jr.:
Vice Provost, Faculty Diversity and Development, University of Pittsburgh; David E. Epperson Endowed Chair
Dr. John M. Wallace, Jr., is an educational leader at the University of Pittsburgh, a pastor and a social entrepreneur. At Pitt, he is the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Development and the David E. Epperson Endowed Chair. He teaches social entrepreneurship and holds appointments in the School of Social Work, the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the Katz Graduate School of Business.
In addition to his roles at Pitt, Dr. Wallace is also the senior pastor of Bible Center Church, located in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, and the founder of The Oasis Project—the community and economic development division of Bible Center Church. The Oasis Project’s social enterprises include Everyday Café, Oasis Property Maintenance and Management, Oasis Farm and Fishery, Oasis Transportation Services, The Maker’s Clubhouse science, technology, engineering, agriculture and math (STEAM) Education program, Oasis Community Kitchen and Own Our Own Business Development Center.
Dr. Wallace earned his AB from the University of Chicago and MA and PhD from the University of Michigan. He completed the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford and has been certified to deliver some of the nation’s leading enterprise development programs, including CO.STARTERS, Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad®, The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, and Michael Gerber’s E-Myth Program.