Pat Travis, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Fieldhouse 265
Office Hours
By appointment
Pat Travis

About Pat Travis

William P. (Pat) Travis, PhD earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Spring Hill College and a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Alabama. He worked as a rehabilitation counselor with the State of Alabama Vocational Rehabilitation Services at Bryce State Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He completed a counseling internship at the Department of Psychiatry in the Harvard Medical School and subsequently earned his doctorate in the Department of Counseling at the University of Alabama.

He served as a program psychologist and director of the Rehabilitative Therapies Department at Bryce State Hospital. He then served as the executive director of the West Alabama Health Council, a federally funded regional Health Systems Agency. He then served as corporate vice-president of hospital development at Community Psychiatric Centers and Psychiatric Institutes of America. He then served as corporate director of development at Marriott Senior Living Services, corporate vice-president of development at ServiceMaster Senior Living Services and senior vice-president of development at Co-operative Retirement Services of America.

He then became an associate professor of psychology at Victory University in Memphis, Tenn. He is presently a clinical associate professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Memphis as well as the president of the Faculty Senate for 2022-23. Dr. Travis is a fourth degree black belt and instructor in PaSaRyu karate.


PhD Counseling - University of Alabama - 1976
MA Rehabilitation Counseling - University of Alabama - 1969
BS Psychology - Spring Hill College - 1966