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Christopher Travers

Teaching Assistant Professor of Higher Education

300G Poe Hall

Bio

Dr. Christopher Steven Travers is a higher education scholar-practitioner, speaker, and motivator. Born and raised in Baltimore, Dr. Travers just recently graduated with his Ph.D. from the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at The Ohio State University. Dr. Travers' scholarship focuses on factors affecting the educational experiences of racially/ethnically minoritized students, with a specific focus on Black college men. In particular, his research explores various contributors (e.g., individual, psychological, academic, environmental, institutional) to student success outcomes.

His dissertation research explores the relationship between masculinities, mindset, and academic achievement among Black men in college.

Dr. Travers' work has been published in several outlets including the Journal of Negro Education, Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and InsideHigherEd.

Dr. Travers is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Over the course of his young career, he has been recognized with several awards including the 2018 OSU Graduate Student Impact Award, 2018 Larry K. Williamson, Jr. Service Award, 2018 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Coalition for Men and Masculinities Outstanding Graduate/New Professional Award, and a recognition as a 2016 Who's Who in Black Columbus Emerging Leader, among others.

Dr. Travers graduated earned a B.S. in Psychology from Frostburg State University, and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. As a follower of Christ, Dr. Travers aims to empower and transform the lives of young people by staying true to his life's mantra coined by his best friend, Davon Green-Franklin, "Live a Life, Leave a Legacy".

Research Description

My research focuses on factors affecting the educational experiences of racially/ethnically minoritized students, with a specific focus on Black college men. In particular, my research explores various contributors (e.g., individual, psychological, academic, environmental, institutional) to student success outcomes.

Education

Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 2018
M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Towson University in 2011
B.S. in Psychology from Frostburg State University in 2009

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

  • EAC 651 Internship in Adult and Community College Education
  • EAC 595 Research and Assessment in Higher Education

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 OSU Graduate Student Impact Award “Kuhamasisha”
  • 2018 Larry K. Williamson, Jr Service Award
  • 2018 African American Heritage Festival Legacy Award “Distinguished Mentor”
  • 2018 ACPA Coalition for Men and Masculinities Outstanding Graduate/New Professional Award
  • 2016 Who’s Who in Black Columbus Emerging Leader

Research Areas