In her role as Associate Dean for Newcomb-Tulane College, Professor Travis deals with core curricular matters, coordinates the Honor Board, serves as sponsoring professor for the college’s interdisciplinary internship credit and for the Washington Semester Program, and oversees the operation of Tulane Summer School. She is an associate professor in the English department at Tulane, and has published scholarship in narrative theory, media theory, and gender and race in 19th- and 20th-century American, British, and South African literature and culture. In 1999 Professor Travis received the Tulane Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She has been involved in numerous institutional efforts at Tulane to rethink undergraduate education and reform the curriculum: she chaired the President’s Task Force on Teaching (1996-97) and the President’s Strategic Planning Committee on the Undergraduate Experience (1998-99). In addition, she served as Director of the Office of Service Learning (2004-06), Interim Executive Director of the Newcomb College Institute (2008-09), and Associate Dean for Global Education (2010-13). Professor Travis is currently a member of the Presidential Commission on Race and Tulane Values.