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Christopher Travers

Christopher is a Ph.D. candidate in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at The Ohio State University. In addition to serving as the Overall Advisor of the 40th African American Heritage Festival, Chris is also a teaching assistant in the Department of Educational Studies and President of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Frostburg State University and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. Chris's scholarship broadly focuses on factors that influence access and retention among traditionally underrepresented students, with an emphasis on Black men. His dissertation research explores the relationship between masculinities, mindset, and academic achievement among Black male undergraduate students. 
Following graduation, Chris hopes to become an assistant professor of higher education. Chris is most looking forward to the strong connections and bonds that will be forged among the Heritage Festival planning committee and to the legacy that the team will leave on the campus of OSU.