Armstrong Professor Selected as Governor's Teaching Fellow


(August 26, 2015) – Armstrong State University International Relations and Comparative Politics Professor Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz was recently selected as a Governor's Teaching Fellow for the Academic Year Symposia 2015-2016.

The prestigious program is run by the University of Georgia's Institute of Higher Education, which is committed to advancing higher education policy, management and leadership through research, graduate education and outreach.

da Cruz has a Ph.D. in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and Comparative Politics, an M.A. in Political Science and Political Philosophy from Miami University in Ohio, an M.A. in Professional Communication and Leadership from Armstrong State University and an M.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Cyber Affairs and Security from Armstrong State University. A faculty member at Armstrong since 2003, da Cruz is also an adjunct research professor for the U.S. Army War College.

The Governor's Teaching Fellows Program was established in 1995 by Georgia Governor Zell Miller to provide the state's higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills. The program is designed to address faculty members' growing need to use emerging technologies and instructional tools in the classroom.