David Armor
Professor Emeritus


  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Race and diversity
  • Standards and testing

David J. Armor is professor emeritus of public policy in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University, where he taught courses in multivariate statistics, culture and policy, social theory and policy, and program evaluation. From 2002 to 2005, he was director of the public policy doctoral program. Armor received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1967 and was assistant and associate professor of sociology there until 1972. Armor was a senior social scientist at the RAND Corporation from 1973 to 1982. In 1985 he was elected to the Los Angeles Board of Education, and from 1986 to 1989 he was principal deputy and acting assistant secretary of defense for military manpower. He served on several committees of the National Academy of Science reviewing military manpower policies. His research and writing include education, school desegregation, social policy, and military manpower, and his books include “Forced Justice: School Desegregation and the Law” and “Maximizing Achievement.”