Dr. Cory Armstrong began work in July as the new chair of the Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama. Armstrong comes to Alabama from University of North Texas where she was a professor and the director of the Mayborn School of Journalism.
Armstrong is the first chair of the newly created Department of Journalism & Creative Media, the result of the merger of the departments of journalism and telecommunication and film.
Armstrong is a native of Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio, and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Prior to going to the University of North Texas, she served as an associate professor in the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications and graduate coordinator in the Department of Journalism.
Her newsroom experience includes work at the Youngstown Vindicator and the Middletown Journal in Ohio.