Pat Travis, PhD

Unit Coordinator | 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, Alabama. 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 then 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 and director of the Healthcare Leadership program in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Memphis. He is currently 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