Dr. Josh Armstrong is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership and the Faculty Director of the Comprehensive Leadership Program, an undergraduate Minor in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He holds a Ph.D. in education and leadership from Michigan State University, a master's degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of Vermont, and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Whitworth University. Dr. Armstrong's research interests include development of intercultural competency, accompaniment, servant leadership, storytelling, ethics, and adaptative leadership.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Armstrong provides leadership training for student leaders at Gonzaga, and provides vision and student learning opportunities for a campus community of 5,300 students at Gonzaga. Josh has served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity-Spokane, Camp Spalding, Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship and Pivot Spokane, a community storytelling non-profit. Josh is married and has four children. He is an avid backpacker, and has led an Outward Bound wilderness expedition through the Costa Rican rainforests. Since 2007, Josh has directed a summer study abroad program in Zambia, Africa with undergraduate students at Gonzaga and it always changes his life.
Armstrong, J. P. & McCain, K. G. (2021). Narrative pedagogy for leadership education: Stories of leadership efficacy, self-identity & leadership development. Journal of Leadership Studies, pp. 60-70, https://doi.org/10.1002/jls.21724
Armstrong, J. P. (2021). Storytelling & Leadership: Guest Editor’s Introduction. Journal of Leadership Studies, pp. 45-49, https://doi.org/10.1002/jls.21727
Armstrong, J. P. (2020). Assessing intercultural competence in international leadership courses: Developing the global leader. Journal of Leadership Education, pp. 1-19, https://doi.org/10.12806/V19/I4/R1
Armstrong, J. P. (2019). Leading with purpose: Understanding that values matter. Journal of Character & Leadership Development, 6(3), 70-76.
Armstrong, J. P. (2018). Accompaniment: Facilitating Transformative Change in the World. In J. Thompson & J. Storberg-Walker (Eds.) Leadership in International Development. ILA Building Leadership Bridges Series, Emerald Group Publishing.
Armstrong, J. P. & Spears, L. (2017). The Accompanying Servant-Leader: Facilitating Change that builds Engaged Partnerships, The International Journal of Servant Leadership
Simha, A., Armstrong, J. P., & Albert, J. F. (2012). Attitudes and behaviors of academic dishonesty and cheating: Do ethics education and ethics training affect either attitudes or behaviors?, Journal of Business Ethics Education, 9
Simha, A., Armstrong, J. P., & Albert, J. F. (2011). Who leads and who lags? A comparison of cheating attitudes and behaviors among leadership and business students, Journal of Education for Business, 13-24
Simha, A., Armstrong, J. P., & Albert, J. F. (2011). Volunteers versus Non-Volunteers—Which Group Cheats More, and Holds More Lax Attitudes About Cheating?, Journal of Academic Ethics, 1-11
Armstrong, J. (2007). Developmental Outcomes of Service Learning Pedagogies, Journal for Civic Commitment, 6
“We All Have a Story to Tell: Leadership Efficiency, Self-Identity, and Leadership Development”, International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference Research Presentation, Virtual 2020
“Challenges in Teaching Critical Leadership Theory” International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference Panel Presentation, Ottawa, 2019
“Courageous Leadership in International Development” International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference Presentation, Ottawa, 2019
“Possibilities & Pitfalls of Experiential Study Abroad: Principles, Practices & Perspectives from Leadership Educators” Leadership Perspectives ILA Webinar Series, September 12, 2019
“Educating the Whole Person Through the Integration of Faith and Leadership” International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference Presentation, Brussels, 2017
“Leadership in International Development: From Practice to Theory” International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference Panel, Brussels, 2017
“Exploring the Role Assessment Plays in Developing Intercultural Leaders” International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference Presentation, Barcelona, 2015
“The Role of Disequilibrium in Preparing Leaders who can Lead Across Boundaries and Generations” International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference Presentation, Barcelona, 2015.
“Leadership Restorative Justice, and Forgiveness” Roundtable International Leadership Association Presentation, Barcelona, 2015.
“Creating Collective Realities to Achieve Multi-Agency Collaborations” International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference Presentation, San Diego, 2014
“Engaging Men with Undergraduate and Graduate Leadership Programs” International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference Presentation, San Diego, 2014