Deborah J. Travis, Ed.D.

Deborah Travis

Office Phone: (916) 558-2226

Background Information

Twenty-five years experience encompassing a wide range of executive leadership, administrative, instructional, management, training, and consulting duties including academic and vocational education, institutional research, facilities utilization, enrollment planning, economic and resource development, student services, business outreach and marketing, seminar instruction, grant procurement, and community/public relations.

As the Chief Academic Officer of a large, urban community college, develop and administer post-secondary instructional programs for a diverse student population, including academic and vocational education, curriculum planning and development, program research and evaluation, enrollment strategies, facilities utilization, and instructional technology management.

Research Interests

  • Student and professional learning communities
  • Access to higher education
  • Equitable student outcomes across diverse student populations
  • Transformational leadership
  • Collegial inquiry as a leadership practice


  • Dissertation: Longing for Learning: Exploring Collegial Inquiry as a Dimension of Learning Community Development in Community Colleges.