Elizabeth Morgan Armstrong, a Lecturer in the School of Communication Studies, received her B.A. and M.A. from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Leadership at the same school.
Through her studies in Andrews’ Leadership program, she has recently traveled to China to compare the strengths and weaknesses of Chinese Higher Education to the American educational system. Her research focuses on Creative Problem Solving in groups as taught in higher education. For the last six years she has been co-teaching a creative problem-solving class at JMU in partnership with ISAT and the school of Engineering.
She received the university’s Arboretum Collaborative Grant in 2010 and incorporated concepts of environmental learning into her creative-problem solving class. Ms. Armstrong chairs the SCOM Diversity Committee, hoping to bring more of her cultural Native American and Celtic roots to JMU’s diversity platform. She has taught GCOM 121, GCOM 122, GCOM 123, SCOM 242 and ISAT 280, ENGR 280, and is teach SCOM 313.
Her personal interests include mountain living, horses (she owns 5), playing music, and genealogical research.