School Psychology, North Carolina State University
Cohort Five Fellow

Academic Mentor
Mary Haskett
Professor, Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University

Policy Mentor
Carmela DeCandia
Advisory Committee Chair, Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children and Youth

Current Institutional Affiliation
Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center

Areas of Expertise

Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Families and Family Systems, Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods, Homeless Families and Young People, School-aged Children


Jenna Montgomery Armstrong received her PhD at the school psychology program at North Carolina State University where she worked as a Triple P research assistant and taught undergraduate psychology courses. Her research focuses broadly on promoting resilience in families who have experienced trauma. Ms. Montgomery Armstrong hopes to utilize her research to inform policy and advocacy efforts for vulnerable families. Currently, she is completing her clinical internship as the Community Track intern at the UNC School of Medicine and will graduate with her PhD in August 2018. Before entering the doctoral program she worked in residential treatment facilities for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed youth. Ms. Montgomery Armstrong received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human development from the University of Alabama and her master’s degree in psychology from North Carolina State University.