William Armstrong

Surface process and remote sensing scientist

Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Appalachian State University


I am an earth scientist who uses remote sensing, numerical modeling, and field studies to answer questions in glaciology and earth surface processes. In addition, I am a passionate educator both in the classroom and in the field.


Find my CV here.

Armstrong above Gilkey Glacier, Juneau Icefield. Photo by Jay Ach.

Professional preparation

University of Colorado at Boulder

PhD in Geological Sciences, May 2017

Advisor: Bob Anderson

Boston College

BS in Environmental Geoscience, May 2010

Advisor: Noah Snyder


Appalachian State University

Visiting Assistant Professor (Aug 2017 - present)

University of Colorado at Boulder

Research and Teaching Assistant (2012-2017)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Restoration Center

Research Associate (2011)

Congaree National Park

Guest Scientist (2010)

US Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division

Paralegal and Office Assistant (2009)