John H. Armstrong, PhD

PhD, Environmental Studies

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies

Phone: 206-296-5458

Building/Room: CASEY 210-03

John Armstrong CV (PDF)


John H. Armstrong holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz (2020), focusing on local government climate change policymaking. He received his B.A. from Cornell University with a double major in Biology and History.

Dr. Armstrong studies how counties, cities, and towns can enact effective climate change and sustainability policies. His research examines several aspects of policymaking processes, including politics, local control, stakeholders, and the transition from modest to ambitious policy actions. As part of this research, he studies environmental equity and social justice issues related to climate policies and community energy transitions. Additionally, Dr. Armstrong studies sustainability policy more broadly and governance related to climate change mitigation programs.