Ph.D, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2004
Dr. Armfield’s research explores the role of identity in religion, sports, fantasy sports, and organizational culture. He has authored or co-authored over a dozen refereed journal articles and book chapters, which can be found in the Journal of Communication, the Journal of Media and Religion, Speaker and Gavel, and the Journal of Communication and Religion. Dr. Armfield recently edited The ESPN Effect, which is the first academic book dedicated to the self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports.” He has also co-edited three volumes of Human Communication in Action (Kendall Hunt) with Dr. Eric Morgan. Dr. Armfield is currently the chair of the NMSU Wesley Foundation and past chair of the division of Communication Studies for the Religious Communication Association and past chair of the Applied Communication Division of Southern States Communication Association. He is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Business Communication, and has reviewed for Communication Yearbook, the Journal of Media and Religion, and the Journal of Communication and Religion, Communication & Sport, and the International Journal of Sport Communication.