Keynote Speaker

Fall 2014 Ph.D. Commencement and Hooding Ceremony Keynote Speaker

Lisa Armistead
Associate Provost for Graduate Programs (Interim)​

Lisa Armistead received her Ph.D. in 1993 from the University of Georgia. In July 2014, she was appointed to the newly created position of Associate Provost for Graduate Programs (Interim). She is also a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and maintains a federally funded research program. Dr. Armistead’s research focuses on the role of families in the lives of children and adolescents, with emphasis on the intersection of HIV and families. She is coauthor of more than 90 empirical articles based on work conducted domestically and internationally. She is supported by the National Institutes of Health to conduct a randomized controlled trial of an intervention designed to assist HIV+ mothers with disclosing their status to their children. Doctoral students working with Dr. Armistead are engaged in all aspects of this research.