Alex Vallance, associate professor of
mechanical engineering, was born on February 14, 1887, in Youngstown,
Ohio. He received a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University in
1909, and a master's degree from The University of Texas at Austin in
Professor Vallance taught at Ohio State
University and the Georgia School of Technology. He joined the faculty
of UT Austin in 1921 and resigned in 1938.
Professor Vallance coauthored Principles
of Mechanism (1933) and Design of Machine Members (1938,
1943, 1951, and 1964).
Professor Vallance was a member of the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society for the Promotion
of Engineering Education, and the Machine Design Clearing House.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta
and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 18, 2001.