Brian Armstrong

Assistant Professor

Brian Armstrong

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of History, Anthropology and Philosophy


He hails from the Midwest, has lived in twelve different states, and has spent time in St. Petersburg (Russia), Salzburg (Austria), and Bray (Ireland). His academic career focuses on philosophy and literature.

  • (706) 729-2459
  • AH E218A


  • Ph.D., Philosophy Pennsylvania State University, 2007

  • MA, Comparative Lit University of Oregon, 1996

  • BA, Philosophy University of Kansas, 1993

Awards & Honors

  • Pamplin Professional Impact Fund Award Georgia Regents University , 2015

  • Pamplin Professional Impact Fund Award Georgia Regents University , 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PHIL 2030H

    Honors: Intro to Ethics
  • PHIL 2020

    Intro to Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 4950

    Selected Topics: Dostoevsky &the Beautiful Soul
  • PHIL 2030

    Intro to Ethics
  • PHIL 2010

    Intro to Philosophy
  • PHIL 2010H

    Intro to Philosophy

Teaching Interests

Philosophy Literature Humanities


Selected Recent Publications

  • Ivan Karamazov reviews Crime and Punishment, 2016
  • On Golyadkin, Raskolnikov, and the Search for Empathy, 2016

Research Interests

Dostoevsky and Philosophy; Interdisciplinary Humanities

Department Service

  • Philosophy Curriculum & Development Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • Pamplin Academic Policies Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Honors Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship 2013 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • GRU Senate Governance and Communications Committee 2013 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • North American Dostoevsky Society North American Dostoevsky Society 2014 - Present

    Role: Officer, Secretary