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Amy J. Armstrong, Ph.D.

Amy J. Armstrong, Ph.D., is chair and associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been involved in advocacy, education and employment issues related to individuals with chronic illness and disability for over 35 years.

She has extensive experience providing national personnel training on the employment of marginalized populations, well-being and leadership. Armstrong has held a variety of community agency positions, including both direct service and management at the local, regional and national levels (including the National United Cerebral Palsy Association and the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Supported Employment/Workplace Supports). Her interests include the employment of individuals with significant disabilities, community re-integration of veterans, well-being/positive psychology, positive organizational development and leadership development. Armstrong received an M.A. in rehabilitation counseling from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in education from VCU. She recently completed an Appreciative Inquiry Certificate in Positive Business and Society Change through Case Western Reserve University.