Amanda LaTasha Armstrong, PhD

Digital Promise

Postdoctoral Scholar

Amanda LaTasha Armstrong, PhD earned her doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction with focuses on learning design and technology and early childhood education from the College of Health, Education, and Social Transformation at New Mexico State University (NMSU). Her research and practice interests include the intersection of early childhood and informal education, learning design and technology, and critical pedagogies. Currently, she is a postdoctoral scholar with Digital Promise, a global non-profit organization that generates solutions from research, practice, and technology to advance equitable education systems. Prior to this position, she was NMSU’s Games Lab coordinator, where she led user-testing of products, taught sessions on game review and design with children and youth, and used her research to inform product development. She has been a Community  for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) Fellow, research fellow with New America’s Education Policy program, and a Start with Equity Fellow with Arizona State University’s Children’s Equity Project. Amanda earned her MS in child development with an administration specialization from Erikson Institute. After completing her master’s degree, she worked with Chip Donohue to establish Erikson’s Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center, where she supported informal and formal educators, families, and administrators in selecting, using, integrating, and evaluating digital media and technology in their environments.