Tony Armstrong has been a full-time professor of political science at Wesley College since 1991. His Ph.D. in political science is from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Tony received his M.A. in political science from Philipps University in Marburg, Germany and his B.A. in psychology from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. He is the author of three books: Educating Angels: Teaching for the Pursuit of Happiness, The Lovestar: A Philosophy of Love, and Breaking the Ice: Rapprochement between East and West Germany, the United States and China, and Israel and Egypt.
Tony says he has become a “happiness education crusader.” In addition to his book Educating Angels, which he calls a “happiness education manifesto” and “a rather unique philosophy of education,” he has a website dedicated to his writings on happiness education, has a TEDx talk on the subject, and teaches a course called “Happiness” every semester at Wesley.
Tony has lived in Delaware with his wife of 41 years (Marlies) for 25 years. He has four sons and two grandkids.
TEDx talk: Happiness Education