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Michael J. Armstrong

Associate Professor, Operations Research, Brock University

Most of my current research analyzes Canada's cannabis legalization. I am particularly interested in how business practices interact with government regulations to either support or undermine policy objectives. This research overlaps fields like health economics and drug policy.

I am also interested in using mathematical models to analyze military combat, especially missile warfare. I have studied rocket defenses on land and missile combat at sea. I have also collaborated with historians to reexamine key battles from the past (e.g., Balaclava, Gettysburg, and Coral Sea). This research overlaps fields like international security and military history.

Most of my studies are free to download from Brock University's Digital Repository:

I teach courses in quality improvement, game theory, and operations management. My professional certifications are from the American Society for Quality.

I enjoy helping the news media explain key issues to the public. I have written more than 100 commentary columns and given more than 500 interviews to print and radio news outlets.


  • 2008–present
    Associate professor, Brock University
  • 2004–2008
    Associate professor, Carleton University
  • 2001–2004
    Assistant professor, Carleton University
  • 1998–2001
    Assistant professor, Royal Military College of Canada


  • 1996 
    University of British Columbia, PhD in Business (Management Science)

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Quality
  • Institute for Operations Research & Management Science
  • Canadian Operational Research Society

Research Areas

  • Stochastic Analysis And Modelling (010406)
  • Simulation And Modelling (080110)
  • Quality Management (150313)
  • Defence Studies (160604)
  • Operations Research (010206)
  • Health Economics (140208)
  • Economic Development Policy (160505)


Fulbright Visiting Research Chair (2013-2014), Chancellor's Chair for Teaching Excellence (2012-2015)