The CUNY J-School will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017. There are no classes on Nov. 24, but the campus will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lisa Armstrong

  1. Associate Professor

Lisa Armstrong is an award-winning journalist with credits in The New York Times, The Atlantic, O, The Oprah Magazine, USA Today, The Daily Beast and several other publications and websites.

Armstrong grew up in East Africa and the Caribbean, and has reported from several countries, including Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Tajikistan, Liberia and the Philippines.  She has been reporting in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake, through grants from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and NYU, and has been featured on NPR and the BBC, discussing rape in the camps and HIV/AIDS in the aftermath of the earthquake.

She has received several awards, including the National Press Club’s Joan Friedenberg Award for Online Journalism, for her work in Haiti, and an award for investigative reporting for an article about African American women who were sterilized by the state of North Carolina.

In addition to an MA in journalism, Armstrong has a bachelor’s degree in environmental architecture and a master’s in urban planning with a concentration in international development.