DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE
The purpose of the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is to develop, implement, and evaluate organizational policies and procedures to address diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. To this end, the committee will disseminate information and best practices through ongoing professional development training for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Dr. Kirk Armstrong is a Professor and Academic Unit Head for the Department of Health Professions at James Madison University. An athletic training educator for more than 13 years, Kirk has expertise in simulations and standardized patients. He has made numerous state, regional and national presentations regarding the use of standardized patients to document student learning outcomes in athletic training.
Kirk has leadership related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. He currently serves as the Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, and as a member of the NATA LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Indianapolis, Master of Science from Middle Tennessee State University, and Doctor of Education from Ball State University.