Dr. Travell Travis is a native of Martinsville, Virginia, and a 1996 graduate of Fieldale-Collinsville High School. He received his B.A. in 2000 from the University of Virginia with a double major in History and African American Studies and a minor in Religious Studies. He received his J.D. in 2003 from Howard University School of Law.
Since 2003, Dr Travis has been employed by the Hampton University School of Business as the assistant dean and professor of entrepreneurship and business law. Over the last six years, Dr. Travis has taught such courses as Introduction to Entrepreneurship; Creativity, Innovation and Product Development; Small Business Management; Financing New Business Ventures; Legal Issues in Entrepreneurships; Business Communications; and Legal Environment of Business. During this time Dr. Travis has taught hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs the keys to launching and growing a successful business.
In 2005, Dr. Travis opened the Law Office of Travell Travis, P.C.; a general practice law firm based in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Travis is admitted to practice law in Virginia, the District of Columbia and before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Peninsula Bar Association, and the Apostolic Law Association.
Dr. Travis serves as the faculty advisor for SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) and SBP (Society for Business Professionals). While at Hampton, Dr. Travis has addressed numerous student groups on such topics as business ethics, entrepreneurship, and law school. Dr. Travis has advised many students in preparation for graduate and law school.
In addition, Dr. Travis is an ordained minister in the Way of the Cross Church of Christ International. He also serves as its general counsel and as president of its national youth department.
Dr. Travis is married to the former Sherina D. Mason of Philadelphia, PA and they reside together in Hampton, Virginia.