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Ann Armstrong, EdD, EdM, MBA, MA, MA

With more than 35 years of experience that spans business and education, Dr. Armstrong is a seasoned leader, experienced in driving measurable organizational change through blended learning programs utilizing alternative and technology-enhanced formats. Dr. Armstrong is an expert in adult learning and leadership, eLearning, Project Management, and leveraging technology to provide cost-effective, scalable, and global solutions. Her career includes roles as an executive director at Columbia University’s Teachers College where the Columbia Coaching Certification program was started under her leadership, as well as the first online master’s degree in collaboration with the Center for Computing and Technology; an area practice executive for eBusiness and eLearning at IBM Global Services where her team designed and delivered the first global asynchronous learning program to 10,000 leaders; and a vice president of Ernst & Young's eLearning Financial Services Practice where her team designed, delivered, and implemented large scale blended learning solutions for up to 210,000 global client employees. She is a certified IBM consultant and a confirmed IBM principal. She is a certified facilitator and coach for Dale Carnegie. Today she is an adjunct faculty member at UOP in the SAS program. She is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and received the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) cutting edge, top ten papers award in 2009. In the spring 2012 she was published in the Quarterly Review of Distance Education and in 2014 in AHRD on the topic of synchronous web-conferencing delivery. Dr. Armstrong received her doctoral degree in instructional technology and media specializing in Adult Learning and Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also holds a MA degree from Fairfield University in instructional design, educational technology and media; a MA in economics from University of Cincinnati, and a MBA program in Project Management at Capella University with Distinction.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
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American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies