Gina Armer

Master of Business Administration Program Director

Associate Professor

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

Old Main 374
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

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

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