School of Life and Health Sciences
Exercise and Sports Science
Ph.D., 1992, Kent State University
M.Ed., 1985, Ashland University
B.A., 1973, Malone University
Dr. Armstrong earned a bachelor’s degree in biblical literature from Malone University (Ohio), a master’s degree in sports science from Ashland University (Ohio) and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Kent State University (Ohio). He currently serves as Olivet’s Chair of the Department of Exercise and Sports Science, as well as Associate Director of Athletics. He teaches Kinesiology, Organization and Administration of Athletics, Sports Facilities Planning and Management, Sport Ethics and Sport Management Senior Seminar.
With 37 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Armstrong previously served at Malone University (Ohio), Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) and Baldwin-Wallace University (Ohio). His past duties have included: professor, department chair, head women’s cross country and track coach, athletic director and sports information director.
A former long and triple jumper and sprinter, Armstrong was inducted into the Malone University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. He now participates in track and field from the other end of the starter's pistol, as a registered IHSA and TAFUSA official. Aside from teaching and officiating, Armstrong enjoys walking, biking and gardening.
His wife, Rev. Dr. Susan Armstrong, serves as worship pastor at the Manteno Church of the Nazarene in Illinois. Their son, Brendon, and his wife, Aleah, have one son, Ethan, and one daughter, Sienna, and live in Columbus, Ohio.