Travis T. York, Ph.D., is the Director of Academic & Student Affairs at the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU). His research centers on issues of college student access, success, and educational equity and Dr. York’s work has focused on examining pathways into and through postsecondary environments for low-income, first-generation, minority students. Dr. York serves as APLU's liaison to the Council on Student Affairs which is composed of the Senior Student Affairs Officers at each of APLU's member institutions and meets twice a year at CSA's Summer Forum and APLU's Annual Meeting. In addition to serving as one of APLU's primary researchers, Dr. York also provides policy analysis and deep expertise on institutional change and transformation.
Currently, Dr. York is the Project Director and Co-PI of APLU’s INCLUDES Project–a National Science Foundation-funded effort to diversify STEM faculty; and serves as a Co-PI on a U.S. Department of Education IES Assessment Grant titled, Affording Degree Completion: A Study of Completion Grants at Accessible Public Universities. Dr. York is also Project Director of APLU's Degree Completion Award–a collaborative effort to track and highlight institutional evidence-based efforts to increase student persistence across.
Dr. York has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and most recently served as lead editor for the 2018 volume of Advances in Service-Learning Research, Service-Learning to Advance Access & Success: Bridging Institutional and Community Capacity. Dr. York earned his B.A. and M.A. in Higher Education from Geneva College and his doctorate in Higher Education Administration from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. York is active within several professional associations and serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.