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Dr. Virginia Armstrong
Dr. Virginia Armstrong
Dr. Virginia Armstrong, has had a distinguished academic career, currently holding the title of Senior Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Political Science at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. She now devotes her attention to the Eagle Forum's Court Watch Project of which she is the National Chairman and to the Blackstone Institute, which she founded. Dr. Armstrong also founded HSU's Legal Studies Program and the Texas Undergraduate Moot Court Association and served as the first Chairman of each organization.

A high school and university honor graduate, Dr. Armstrong holds the Ph.D. in political science and public law. The Eagle Forum has twice granted her its National Service Award "with appreciation for your dedicated work for God, home, and country." She received the Liberty Bell Award from the Abilene, Texas, Young Lawyers Association and was a finalist for the Texas Liberty Bell Award, given "to an outstanding nonlawyer for efforts in his/her community to strengthen the American system of justice." She has been listed in several honor publications, including Outstanding Young Women of America, Outstanding Educators of America, and Who's Who Among America's Teachers (joining only 1% of America's educators to be listed in consecutive editions of this publication, whose honorees are selected by outstanding students for "making a significant impact and difference in students' lives"). Her students have described her as "an intellectual Rambo."

Dr. Armstrong has written and spoken widely on legal and constitutional topics and Christian apologetics. Her publications include The Christian World View of Law and Courting Justice: A Guide to Judicial Reform. She has authored other works for a variety of organizations, including the American Family Association, the Christian Legal Society, the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (now the Trinity Law School), the South Texas Law Review, the Eagle Forum, Probe Ministries, the Northeastern Political Science Association, the Western Political Science Association, and the Southwest Political Science Association. Additionally, she has drafted many of the cases which are argued in undergraduate moot court competitions across Texas.

On their furloughs from the Culture War, Dr. Armstrong and her husband, Gerry, a college administrator, enjoy music, reading, horseback riding, hiking, water skiing, and snowshoeing. They are active in the Abilene Bible Church, where they serve as church pianist and organist.

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