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IVMF Staff Named to National Veteran Leadership Committees
Nick Armstrong G’08, G’14 (Ph.D.), senior director for research and analytics at the University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and Rosy Maury, IVMF director of applied research and analytics, have each been appointed to leading advisory committees dedicated to advancing opportunities and services for veterans. The appointments highlight the success and importance of the IVMF’s research initiatives and commitment to the military community.
Armstrong was named to Pennsylvania’s State Advisory Committee on the Coordination of Veterans Services. As part of the committee, he will review and analyze laws, regulations and policies affecting the coordination of veteran services between federal, state and local entities.
Maury was selected to join an advisory committee with the National Science Foundation. The committee’s efforts will be focused on creating recommendations for policy makers to expand opportunities for women veterans pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Among the group’s charge is hosting a national convening on engaging and retaining women veterans in the STEM Workforce. The conference, “NSF INCLUDES,” will be commence in spring 2021.
“We are proud to see Rosy and Nick appointed to significant leadership roles that align with our mission,” says Maureen Casey, IVMF COO. “Both posts are great opportunities for the University to contribute in a meaningful way to work that advances the post service lives of military families.”
A West Point undergraduate, Syracuse University master’s and doctoral graduate and U.S. Army veteran, Armstrong leads IVMF’s research and analytics team that supports global service delivery to 25,000-plus military-connected individuals annually. He also manages the institute’s broad portfolio of externally sponsored social and policy research, program evaluations and data-sharing efforts. He is recognized as a leading voice in academic and media publications.
Maury works on a diverse research portfolio that reflects the range of social, economic and wellness challenges that may affect transitioning service members, veterans, or their families. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and has been presented at various professional conferences. Maury holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.