Ann Armstrong, EdD

Associate Professor, School of Education

Ann Armstrong, EdD

Contact: aarmstrong@ncu.edu

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Qualitative Research: Case Study, Basic/Descriptive, Phenomenology, Ethnography, Delphi, Action Research;
  • Research Agenda: Application of Constructivist Communications, Design, and Learning Strategies in Online and Technology-based Courses;
  • Instructional technology, media, e-Learning, and instructional design;
  • Project management;
  • Academic program development and implementation in traditional and alternative formats;
  • Executive education, continuing education, professional development for adult learners;
  • Motivating adult learners;
  • Communications, facilitation, and leadership.

EDUCATION:

Ed.D. Teachers College Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Communication, Computing and Technology in Education

Instructional Technology and Media, Focus on instructional design and adult learning and leadership. Elected to Kappa Delta Pi, National Honor Society in Education. Elected Teachers College Columbia University.

Ed.M. Teachers College Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 

Communication, Computing and Technology in Education

Instructional Technology and Media, Focus on instructional design and adult learning and leadership. Elected to Kappa Delta Pi, National Honor Society in Education. Elected Teachers College Columbia University.

MBA. Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

Specialization: Project Management. President’s List 6 out of 6 eligible terms. Graduation Honors: Distinguished.

M.A. Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT.

Educational Technology, Focus on instructional design and media.

M.A. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Economics, Focus on monetary theory and policy. Elected to Omicron Delta Epsilon, National Honor Society in Economics at University of Cincinnati.

B.A. Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA. 

Major: Economics. Minor: Mathematics

CERTIFICATIONS:

Dale Carnegie Trainer Certification Endorsements (2010 - Present): 1) Dale Carnegie Course, 2) Leadership Training for Mangers, 3) High Impact Presentations; 4) Live Online. Fall 2010-Present, and 5) Time Management, Delegation, Analyze Problems & Make Decisions, Strategic Planning Essentials, Critical Thinking, Successful Public Speaking, Unleashing the Power of Mentoring.

Dale Carnegie Senior Trainer Certification Endorsement (September 2016-Present).

Quality Matters Certifications: 1) Peer Reviewer 03.19.2014 to Present.

DISSERTATION:

Executive Beliefs About the Critical Success Factors in Defining, Designing, Developing, and Deploying e-Learning for Adult Professional Development in Corporations.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Adjunct Dissertation Chair Ombudsman Program I and I Northcentral University (I- Spring 2013-Fall 2014; II-Spring 2016-Present).
  • 02/10-04/17 - Core Faculty and Dissertation Mentor at Capella University School of Education, Instructional Design for Online Learning (IDOL).
  • 09/05-09/08 - Executive Director Center for Educational, Outreach & Innovation and President TC Innovations Teachers College Columbia University.
  • 08/02-09/05 - Vice President Intellinex, an Ernst & Young eLearning Company.
  • 7/96 – 9/98 - eBusiness/eLearning Area Practice Executive at IBM Global Services.

Appointed Senior Consultant July 1996; promoted to Principal May of 1997; promoted to Area eBusiness and eLearning Practice Executive January 1998. Certified IBM Consultant 1997. Confirmed IBM Principal 1998. Completed Executive Project Management curriculum.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

  • Reviewer for Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Leading Learning for Change November 2017. Review for 1) Culture, Learning, and Technology, 2) Design and Development, and 3) Emerging Learning Technologies Spring 2017.
  • Reviewer for American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2016. Reviewer for the Constructivist Theory and Practice SIG. Reviewer for the Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning SIG.