Dr. Patrick Ian Armstrong

  • Associate Professor




W237 Lagomarcino
901 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50011-1041


Dr. Armstrong joined Iowa State University’s Psychology Department as an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology program in 2005.  He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed his pre-doctoral internship at Illinois State University.  In 2005 he received the Barbara A. Kirk Award from Division 17 of the American Psychological Association.  In addition to his training in the field of psychology, Dr. Armstrong also has a degree in Photography from Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Dr. Armstrong’s research has been published in the Journal of Counseling PsychologyJournal of Vocational BehaviorJournal of Career Development, and the Journal of Career Assessment and has been presented at the conventions of the American Psychological Association, American Educational Research Association, Society for Research on Child Development, the Society for Vocational Psychology, and the International Counseling Psychology Conference.  He currently serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Career Development and the Journal of Counseling Psychology.

Research Interests

Factors influencing identity development, especially those related to educational experiences and career choices; assessment of individual differences in interests, values, personality, and ability perceptions; multicultural issues in career counseling and assessment; psychometrics and methods of structural data analysis.


Ph.D., Educational Psychology: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005

M.A., Educational Psychology: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002

B.A., Psychology: University of Ottawa, 1998

B.A.A., Film and Photography: Ryerson Polytechnic University, 1994