Travis W. Proffitt

Dean of Student Success and Instructor, Peace & Social Justice Studies Office of Student Success

Hello!  My name is Travis Proffitt and I am the Dean of Student Success and an Instructor in Peace & Social Justice Studies 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.  My research focuses broadly on diversity in Appalachia, with my forthcoming dissertation research on religious diversity and identity in rural Appalachian communities. 


  • Ph.D. Humanities and Culture, Union Institute & University - In Progress
  • M.A., Social Justice, Loyola University Chicago
  • B.A., Religion, Emory & Henry College
  • B.A., Public Policy & Community Service, Emory & Henry College

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


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