Assistant Professor of Mass Communication
Northwestern News & RangerPulse.com Adviser
- Office: Jesse Dunn 232
- Phone: (580) 327-8481
- Mail: 709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Dr. Kaylene Armstrong, who spent about 20 years as a professional journalist, teaches print journalism reporting, editing and design classes. She also teaches photography, multimedia journalism and communications law and ethics.
She advises the the student newspaper, Northwestern News.
She earned a doctorate in mass communication from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her dissertation -- How Student Newspapers Reported Campus Unrest, 1962-1970, and 2015: Telling Their Own Stories -- will be published in 2017 by Lexington Books.
She also holds a masters in communication from Utah State University and a bachelor from Brigham Young University.
She has worked in the print journalism field at several newspapers, including The Idaho Falls Post Register, The (Provo) Daily Herald, the Box-Elder News, The (Bergen County, N.J.) Record and The Salt Lake Tribune.
She began her higher education teaching experience at Lorain County Community College in Ohio in 1997. She has also taught at Utah State University, Brigham Young University-Provo, Brigham Young University-Idaho, University of Southern Mississippi and Georgia College and State University.
She has a great love for the language and doesn't really mind the label "grammar nazi"!
She and her husband, Dr. Robert J. Armstrong, a retired chiropractor, moved to Alva in 2015. They have eight grown children, 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.