Dr. Joslyn Armstrong is an educator, an associate-licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Florida, and an AAMFT-approved supervisor candidate. Joslyn is an assistant professor in the marriage, couple, & family therapy program. She is an active member in AAMFT and NCFR organizations. Dr. Armstrong is a former fellow recipient of the AAMFT Minority Fellowship program.
In my work I aim to shift the narratives of fathers, specifically Black fathers within Black families. I utilize a Black intersectional feminist framework in my research and teaching.
Areas of Expertise
- African American/Black fatherhood
- Black father-child relationship quality
- Intersectionality of sexuality, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation for underrepresented groups
- Father identity & father involvement in Black families
- Black father-child relationship quality and closeness
- Feminist approaches to Black Fatherhood
- Black father and child outcomes such as mental health, substance use, addiction
- Intersectionality of race, religion, and gender in sexual behaviors for Black women and LGBT+ populations
Armstrong, J., & Harris, S. (2019, Fall). The resiliency of black fathers dealing with work-family conflict. NCFR Report, Volume 64.3, pg. F8-9.
Armstrong, J., Chavez Carlos, F. L., Jones, J. H., Harris, S., & Harris, G. J. (2019). “A Dream Deferred”: How discrimination impacts the American dream achievement for African Americans. Journal of Black Studies, 50(3), 227-250.
Moore, D. D., Jefferson, B., & Armstrong, J. (2018). Barriers to successful fatherhood among African American men. The Griot: The Journal of African American Studies, 37(1), 54-82.
2020 Armstrong, J., & Harris, S. Enhancing Black Father-Child Relationship Quality. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy annual conference, Orlando, Florida
2020 Armstrong, J., & Williams, D. Intersectionality of Black Women’s Sexuality & Religion. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy annual conference, Orlando, Florida
2019 Armstrong, J. Black Father Incarceration: Implications for Father Involvement and Father-Child Relationship Quality. National Council of Family Relations annual conference, Forth Worth, Texas.
2019 Armstrong, J. Work-Family Balance by Black Fathers. Fellows Society Research Sharing Luncheon at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
2018 Armstrong, J. Impact of Ageism on Older Adult Sexual Risk in Couple’s therapy. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy annual conference, Louisville, Kentucky
2018 Harris, S., Armstrong, J., & Harris, G. Black Fathers Discuss Race & Discrimination with Children. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy annual conference, Louisville, Kentucky
2018 Jones, J. H., Armstrong, J., Harris, S., Chavez, F. C., & Harris, G. Perceived Discrimination-Anxiety and Stress in African American families. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy annual conference, Louisville, Kentucky
2018 Armstrong, J., Williams, D., & Harris, G. Women’s Sexual Behaviors Influenced by Religion and Depression. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy annual conference, Louisville, Kentucky
2019- Ph.D in Marriage & Family Therapy, Florida State University
2015- M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy, Texas Tech University
2013- BS in Family, Youth, & Community Sciences, University of Florida