Title: Professor in Human and Development and Family Studies and Counseling
Company: Texas Woman’s University
Location: Denton, Texas, United States
Joyce Armstrong, PhD, CFLE, CFCS, Professor in Human and Development and Family Studies and Counseling a Texas Woman’s University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in human and development and education.
From working in education, Dr. Armstrong noticed unique traits her students brought to the classroom, which was shaped by their pasts. As an educator, she used this to her advantage to think of ways she could enhance what they brought to the learning community. Inspired to harbor leadership skills that the students she encountered possessed, Dr. Armstrong has now served as an educator for more than 20 years. Commencing her teaching within the Texas public education system, she is now a professor in human and development, family studies and counseling at Texas Women’s University. For her exceptional dedication to her work, Dr. Armstrong was notably named the Outstanding Academic Advisor & Mentor of 2018 by the Texas Woman’s University. She was also inducted into the Ins Hall of Fame within the Family Community Leaders of America by the state of Texas.
Dr. Armstrong received a Bachelor of Science in home economics in 1972 and, later, a Master of Science in education in 1977, both from Texas A&M University. In 1995, she went on to achieve a Doctor of Philosophy in family studies at Texas Woman’s University. An advisory board member of the State Agency of Family and Consumer Sciences, she currently holds membership with the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Texas Affiliate of the American Association of Family Sciences, and the National Council on Family Relations. Looking back on her illustrious career, Dr. Armstrong has many role models to thank for their motivation and support, beginning with her high school teacher, Mae Patterson, who was the first teacher Dr. Armstrong had who demonstrated high expectations and invested in her students. Dr. Armstrong also owes credit to Lilian Kenowitz, her PhD advisor, and Barbra Ware, the district supervisor she worked under who encouraged teachers to be the best they could be and provided additional resources for her students and schools.
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