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Travis C. Smith

Travis C. Smith, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor


Phone: 334-844-3052
Campus Mail: 4076 Haley Hall
Office Location: 4076 Haley Hall
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Academic Areas

Higher Education Administration

Short Bio

Dr. Travis C. Smith earned a Ph.D in Educational Leadership in Higher Education at Clemson University. As a critical educator, he focuses on inquiry, practice, and pedagogy that helps disrupt oppressive systems to support racially minoritized students. His research agenda is centered in Black student involvement, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Black graduate students. Some of his previous work utilizes a variety of methodological qualitative approaches such as phenomenology, photo-elicitation, photovoice, and critical participatory action research. Travis’ work can be found in the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, The Bulletin, The Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, and The Journal of Student Affairs.

Professional & Educational Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology Alabama State University
  • Masters of Science in Sports Science Life University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership in Higher Education Clemson University
  • Secondary Science Instructor-Lafayette High School
  • Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator- University of Florida

Research Interests

  • HBCUs

  • Black Graduate Students

  • Photovoice

  • Photo-elicitation