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Dr. Virginia Armstrong has had a distinguished career in the worlds of both academics and action.
She is president and co-founder (with her late husband Gerry) of the Blackstone Institute for Law and Worldview and Affiliate Professor of Constitutional Apologetics at Houston Christian University. She also continues to serve as National Director of Eagle Forum's Law and Worldview program.

She served a number of years as Senior Professor and Director of Legal Studies at Hardin-Simmons University, during which she founded and chaired the Texas Undergraduate Moot Court Association and drafted some of the cases for TUMCA competitions. HSU in 2023 inducted her into its prestigious Hall of Leaders. Her earlier honors included listings in Outstanding Young Women of America, Outstanding Educators of America, and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Her academic peers have recognized her as “a public intellectual,” and her college students dubbed her “an intellectual Rambo.”

Dr. Armstrong has contributed actively to several national constitutional/judicial reform efforts, serving as the National Research and Education Chairman for the Religious Roundtable founded in the 1980s and as Chairman of the Law Committee of the Coalition on Revival (the successor to the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy). She authored an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court urging the over-turning of Roe v. Wade (2003-2005), and has written and spoken widely on constitutional/jurisprudential topics and Christian apologetics.

In her earliest life, she was valedictorian of her Canyon (Texas) high school class and graduated with honors at the undergraduate and graduate level. Before college, she was active in both school and church extra-curricular activities. These included piano, concert and marching band, debate and persuasive speaking, basketball, listing in National Who’s Who, director of the senior play, editor of the high school newspaper, and president of the National Honor Society. She was also involved in her church’s music program, singing in the choir and playing the piano and organ as needed.
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