Travis W. Proffitt

Director of Academic Diversity Initiatives Office of the Provost

Hello!  My name is Travis Proffitt and I am the Director of Academic Diversity Initiatives at Emory & Henry College.

I am a 2004 graduate of Emory & Henry, holding degrees in Religion and Public Policy & Community Service. I completed my M.A. in Social Justice at Loyola University Chicago in May 2008.  

In 2017, I began doctoral studies at The Union Institute & University, where I’m pursuing a Ph.D. in Humanities and Culture with a specialization in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Studies.  My research focuses on the intersections of religious and civic identity, intercultural dialogue, and pedagogical (teaching) innovation.   

Please stop by the Inclusion & Dialogue Center and visit for a while. I’d appreciate your perspective on what makes an E&H education meaningful for all persons and how we can make the educational experience inclusive and representative of our diverse community.  


  • Ph.D. Student, Humanities and Culture, Union Institute & University - 2017-2020
  • M.A., Social Justice, Loyola University Chicago - 2008
  • B.A., Religion, Emory & Henry College - 2004
  • B.A., Public Policy & Community Service, Emory & Henry College - 2004
  • Travis W. Proffitt
    Travis W. Proffitt

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

-Margaret Meade