Williamson Wallace

Director Wallace

Director of Criminal Justice Training 

B.S., University of North Carolina 

J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Office:  158 Lake Michigan Hall (LMH)

Phone:  616-331-8515

Email:  wallacew@gvsu.edu

Office Hours


Law Enforcement; Criminal Law; Terrorism; Federal Aviation Security 


Mr. Wallace is a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Mr. Wallace has served as a federal executive in the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration. His positions included Assistant Federal Security Director, Human Resources Specialist, and Manager. Mr. Wallace is a former sworn law enforcement officer in Michigan and North Carolina and is a Gulf War veteran, having served 8 years in the United States Army and North Carolina Army National Guard.

As the Director of Criminal Justice Training, Mr. Wallace manages GVSU’s Police Academy and is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing in-service law enforcement training programs. Mr. Wallace has taught in GVSU’s School of Criminal Justice since 2003. His classes include Justice and Society, Criminal Law, Police Process, and Terrorism.

In addition to his administrative and teaching responsibilities, Mr. Wallace has testified before the Michigan House and Senate Appropriations Committees on law enforcement training initiatives, served on a statewide ethics committee for the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards, facilitated law enforcement strategic planning sessions, and facilitated a Multi-Jurisdictional Homeland Security Emergency Exercise.

Mr. Wallace has been an invited speaker on the topics of Professionalism in the Workplace, Employee Relations, Leadership, Substance Abuse and Workplace Violence, Crime Prevention, Emergency Response Driving Liability, and Terrorism Awareness.