Gina Armer

Program Director, MBA program

Assistant Professor, Business

Main (Lacey)
Fields: Early roots of entrepreneurship, 19th century women in business and education, Historical biography as a qualitative research methodology
B.S. Education Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington; B.A. Business University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington; M.B.A. Business Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington; Ph.D. Education University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho;

Old Main 374
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503


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

Select Publication

  • 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

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

Areas of interest

  • Historic Preservation
  • Animal welfare
  • The arts