Josh P. Armstrong, Ph.D

Director of the Comprehensive Leadership Program (CLP)

Dr. Josh Armstrong is a faculty member and the Director of the Comprehensive Leadership Program for undergraduate students at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He holds a Ph.D. in education and leadership from Michigan State University, a master's...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Michigan State University

M.Ed., University of Vermont

B.A., Whitworth University

Courses Taught

LDRS 200 Foundations of Leadership

LDRS 375 Leading Across Cultures

LDRS 440 Servant Leadership

LDRS 350 Intercultural Perspectives on Leadership

ORGL 600 Organizational Leadership

ORGL 500 Team Building & Leadership

LDRS 397 Leadership & Film


Dr. Josh Armstrong is a faculty member and the Director of the Comprehensive Leadership Program for undergraduate students 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 College. Dr. Armstrong's research interests include development of intercultural competency, servant leadership, experiential education 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 and Camp Spalding. Josh is married and has four children. He is also an avid backpacker, and has led an Outward Bound wilderness expedition through the Costa Rican rainforests. For the past ten summers, Josh has lead a summer program in Zambia, Africa with undergraduate students at Gonzaga and it always changes his life.

Armstrong, J. P. (in press). 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

Presentations:

“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

“Zags in Zambezi: An Exploration of the Essence and Emergence Servant Leadership in the Intercultural Perspectives on Leadership Program” 2012 Pacific Northwest Servant Leadership Conference, Marylhurst University

Conference Closing Panelist, “Leadership Can be Taught Symposium” University of Minnesota, July 201

“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