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Gary T. Armstrong

Professor, American Foreign Policy


Dr. Gary T. Armstrong (ICPES 1984) teaches American Foreign Policy for TFAS U.S. Programs in Washington, D.C. He is professor of political science at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and with a Ph.D. from Georgetown University.

He has served as research assistant to Francis Fukuyama – a political scientist, political economist and author – and teaching assistant to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. He joined the William Jewell College faculty in 1992 and now serves as chair of the department of political science and director of the international relations major. The William Jewell student body has voted him “Professor of the Year” four times.

The best part of ICPES is breaking through walls to help students connect the world of ideas with the world of action.”

– Dr. Gary Armstrong

Armstrong is also an alumnus of the TFAS Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES).