Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia
M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia
B.A., Psychology, University of Georgia
Dr. Lisa Armistead was named as the inaugural dean for Georgia State University’s Graduate School in 2019, and has served as Georgia State University’s first Associate Provost for Graduate Programs since the office’s founding in July 2014. The office’s work will transition into the Graduate School during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Her office partners with graduate students, faculty, administrators and staff to identify and expand upon best practices for graduate and professional programs in more than 100 fields of studies across nine colleges, schools and institutes. Beyond collaborations with graduate programs in these units, Dr. Armistead’s team serves as the administrative home to initiatives for the university’s postdoctoral associates and fellows.
With a mission to grow Georgia State’s graduate programs, her office helps to consolidate and distribute best practices for recruitment and enrollment, and partners with faculty to build innovative new graduate programs. Key to program growth and the smooth recruitment, admissions, and enrollment of graduate applicants, Dr. Armistead instituted a consolidated approach to process applications for most of the university’s graduate programs and supports efforts to market them in collaboration with graduate admissions staff across Georgia State.
Her team is also using an innovative approach to graduate recruitment through a data-driven process to identify potential graduate students, point them to programs of interest, and provide an easy way to apply for programs at Georgia State. Dr. Armistead is leading efforts to support progression to graduate degree completion through the coordination of graduate policies and procedures, a new university-wide graduate student orientation, writing workshops for completing graduate theses and dissertations, workshops promoting professional development, and assistance with scholarship and fellowship applications along with Georgia State’s own fellowships targeting degree completion.
Dr. Armistead holds an appointment as a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Psychology, and previously served as the department’s chair. She has mentored and supervised the dissertations of numerous Ph.D. students in psychology. Her research interests include the impact of family stressors on child and adolescent functioning, as well as the intersection of HIV and families.
Note: GSU graduate student co-authors’ names are italicized. Postdoctoral fellows are underlined, and undergraduate students are marked with an *.
Armistead, L., Goodrum, N., Schulte, M., Marelich, W., LeCroix, R., & Murphy, D. (in press). Does maternal HIV disclosure self-efficacy enhance parent-child relationships and child adjustment? AIDS and Behavior.
LeCroix, R., Goodrum, N., Hufstetler, S., & Armistead, L. (2017). Community Data Collection with Children of Mothers Living with HIV: Boundaries of the Researcher Role. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12193
Tarantino, N., Goodrum, N.M., Salama, C., LeCroix, R., Gaska, K., Cook, S., Skinner, D. & Armistead, L. (2017). South African Adolescents’ Neighborhood Perceptions Predict Longitudinal Change in Child and Family Functioning. Journal of Early Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431617725196
Schulte, M. Armistead, L., Marelich, W., Payne, D., Goodrum, N. & Murphy, D. (2017). Maternal parenting stress and child perception of family functioning among families affected by HIV/AIDS. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jana.2017.05.004
Goodrum, N., Armistead, L., Tully, E., Cook, S., and Skinner, D. (2017). Parenting and youth sexual risk in context: The role of community factors. Journal of Adolescence, 57, 1-12.
Murphy, D., Armistead, L., Payne, D., Marelich, W.D., & Herbeck, D. (2016). Pilot trial of a parenting and self-care intervention for HIV-positive mothers: The IMAGE program. AIDS Care, 29, 40-48.
Armistead, L., Cook, S., Skinner, D., Toefy, Y., Anthony, E. R. Zimmerman, L., Salama, C., Hipp, T., Goodnight, B., & Chow, L. (2014). Preliminary results from a family-based HIV prevention intervention for South African youth. Health Psychology, 33, 668-676.
Tarantino, N. & Armistead, L. (2016). A Parent-Based Intervention to Prevent HIV among Adolescent Children of Mothers Living with HIV: The Ms Now! Program. Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies, 11, 160-172.