Faculty Profile

Ted Armstrong, Lecturer

Director, First-Year Core



Professor Armstrong believes the commitment of the faculty and staff, the quality of students, and the size of VU makes for an outstanding learning community. He began teaching at Valparaiso University in 2009, and is now the Director of the first-year core program and a lecturer in English.  

Professor Armstrong has taught Core, ENGL 300 (Professional Writing) and a couple versions of ENGL 200 (Horrible Husbands and Wicked Wives & Knowing Thyself). Currently, he very much enjoys the challenges of teaching the peer tutor training course (ENGL 380) and working with both tutors and students in the Writing Center.

His scholarship focuses on the historical interplay, tensions, and ethical impulses of Rhetoric and Poetics in the Renaissance.    

Professor Armstrong is a runner and probably in training for a marathon right now. He also likes bowling and enjoys traveling and camping with his family. 



Ph.D. - The Pennsylvania State University  (1997)
M.A. - The Pennsylvania State University  (1992)
B.A. - Indiana University (1990)