Gina Armer, Ph.D., MBA

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Master of Business Administration Program Director

Associate Professor

Office Hours


10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

In person

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by.  And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost

Areas of Expertise

  • Early roots of entrepreneurship
  • Nineteenth century women in business and education
  • Historical biography as a qualitative research methodology


Ph.D. in education, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
M.B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
B.A. in business, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
B.S. in education, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington

Select Publications

  • Armer, G. R. M. (2020). Pioneering women entrepreneurs. Journal of Business Management & Change, Spring 2020, 3-23.
  • Armer, G. R. M. (2011). Practice makes perfect: using a computer based business simulation in entrepreneurship education. Journal of Adult Education, vol. 40, no. 1.
  • Armer, G. R. M. (2009). Mary Baker Eddy’s contribution to adult education: An historical biography. Dissertations Abstract International, 70(08). (UMI No. 3370223).

Professional associations/memberships

  • Western Business Management Association (WBM)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Delta Mu Delta

Former Professional Association Memberships:


  • Exceptional Faculty Award, Lower Columbia College, 2014
  • Richard & Lila Jordan Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 2011-2012
  • EITC Foundation – Grants for conference travel, Collegiate DECA students + advisor, 2012
  • Campaign for Employee Success – Grant for conference travel, 2011
  • Delta Epsilon Chi Chapter awarded Best Student Organization, 2007-2008
  • Research Fellowship Award – The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA, 2005
  • Outstanding Chapter Advisor of the Year, Idaho Delta Epsilon Chi, 2005
  • Outstanding Service Award, Idaho Lifelong Learning Association, 2004
  • University of Idaho, Graduate Student Association representative, 2004-2005
  • Idaho State Post-Secondary Marketing Teacher of the Year, 2002-2003
  • Former docent with the Seattle Art Museum, 1994-1998

Areas of interest

  • Animal welfare
  • The environment
  • Historic preservation