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Ann Armstrong, EdD

Full Professor, School of Education

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Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Instructional Design
  • Instructional Technology
  • Educational Technology and Media
  • Project Management
  • Soft Skills: Time Management, Delegation, EQ, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, High Impact Presentations, Leadership Skills


  • ​EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • EdM, Teachers College Columbia University
  • MBA, Project Managment Capella University
  • MA, Educational Technology and Media, Instructional Design - Fairfield University
  • MA, Economic, University of Cincinnati


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

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Design and Development Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Instructional Technology and Media
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Instructional Design

Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • ​CITI Certification
  • Dale Carnegie Senior Trainer Certification/Endorsement
  • IBM Certified Professional
  • IBM Certified Principal

Select Publications:

Refereed Articles and Conference Proceedings

  • Armstrong, A. & Gale, A. (2020). Research-based instructional strategies for culturally diverse audiences. Proceedings at Society for Information Technology in Education (SITE). Online Conference. April 7-10, 2020.
  • Armstrong, A., & Gale, A. (2018). Online learning design and implementation models: A model validation study using expert instructional designers. Quarterly Review of Distance Education 19(1), 27-45. Retrieved from
  • Armstrong, A., & Gale, A. (2017). Online learning design and implementation models: A model validation study using expert instructional designers. In M. Simonson and D.J. Seepersaud (Eds.),  2017 Proceedings of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT): Vol. 1. (pp. 16-37). Retrieved from
  • Armstrong, A. (2014). Synchronous constructivist discussion strategies for the 21st Century. Proceedings: AHRD (Academy of Human Resource Development) 2014: International Research Conference in the Americas: Leading the Human Resource Development Field through Research.  Houston, TX, February 19-22, 2014.
  • Armstrong, A., & Thornton, N. (2012). Incorporating Brookfield's discussion techniques into asynchronous online courses. The Quarterly Review of Distance Education 13(1), 1-9. ISSN: 28-3518.
  • Armstrong, A., & Thornton, N. (2011). Incorporating Brookfield's discussion techniques into asynchronous online courses. Published in the Conference proceedings for AECT Celebrate 3.0: Design. Learn. Community. 2011 AECT International Convention, Jacksonville, FL, November 8-12.
  • Armstrong, A. & Barranco-Morris, M.R. (2011). Applying Transformative Learning Theory to faculty presence in a blended- environment by leveraging virtual classroom Using Adobe Connect. Published in the Conference Proceedings for EduLearn11 held in Barcelona, Spain: July 4-6, 2011.

Book Chapters

  • Armstrong, A., & Gales, A. (2018). Constructivist communications strategies for 21st century faculties and graduate students. In A. G. Scheq & M. Shaw (Eds.). Fostering effective communications in online graduate courses (pp. 1-387). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.  doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2682-7
  • Armstrong, A. (2016). Constructivist instructional strategies for synchronous web conferencing: Synchronous constructivist instructional strategies for the 21st Century. In Dale H. Eberwein Editor (Ed.).  Advocacy for change in educational culture (Chapter 2). ISBN: 978-1-63484-206.
  • Armstrong, A. (2016). Towards a Theory of Enablers to eLearning Adaptation: eSUCCESS, a Research Based Framework in Dale H. Eberwein Editor (Ed.).  Advocacy for Change in Educational Culture (Chapter 3). ISBN: 978-1-63484-206.

Selected Professional Experience:

  • ​Area Practice Executive, IBM Northeast Region
  • Vice President, Intellinex, an Ernst and Young Company
  • Executive Director, Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, Teachers College Columbia University,
  • Full Time Faculty, Capella University School of Education, Instructional Design Program
  • Full Time Professor, Northcentral University, SOE, ID Lead Instructional Design
  • Trainer, Dale Carnegie
  • President Women in Managment 


  • American Journal of Qualitative Research (2021) Peer reviewer.
  • Technical Program Committee for 2021, 4th International Conference on Future Learning (ICFL 2021: will be held in Tokyo, Japan during December 17-19, 2021.
  • Technical Program Committee for 2020, 3rd International Conference on Future Learning (ICFL 2020,, taking place in London, United Kingdom during December 17-19, 2020.
  • Peer Reviewer (2020). American Journal of Qualitative Research Manuscript Submission System, Qualitative Inquiry with Adolescents: Strategies for Fostering Rich Meaning Making in Group Interviews
  • American Journal of Qualitative Research (2020). Peer Reviewer.
  • Peer Reviewer (2020). Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Convention Proposal Peer Reviewer for the Culture, Learning, and Technology (CLT) division.
  • Peer Reviewer (2019). The electronic journal "Actualidades Investigativas en Educación" is a four-month academic publication. It is produced by the Institute of Education Research ( INIE, by its acronym in Spanish), from the University of Costa Rica, which is available for the academic community of the university as well for the national and international academics in the education field.
  • Editorial Board Member (Fall, 2017-Present) for the Qualitative Report Editorial Board. The Qualitative Report (ISSN 1052-0147) is a peer-reviewed, on-line monthly journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research. The Qualitative Report, the oldest multidisciplinary qualitative journal in the world, serves as a forum and sounding board for researchers, scholars, practitioners, and other reflective-minded individuals who are passionate about ideas, methods, and analyses permeating qualitative, action, collaborative, and critical study.
  • Reviewer for Sage Publications (Spring, 2018; Winter, 2018; Fall, 2017) including for Linda Bloomberg and Marie Volpe's book Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Road Map from Beginning to End.