Dr. Philip W. Travis

Adjunct Instructor of HistoryProf. Phil Travis


Ph.D., History, Washington State University

M.A., History, University of Kentucky

B.S., History, Radford University

B.S., Philosophy and Religious Studies, Radford University


Dr. Travis joined the EOU history department in 2014 as a visiting assistant professor and is currently an adjunct instructor. His research and teaching interests include the United States and the world, international relations, transnationals, politics, propaganda, diplomacy, military history, and the study of empire in U.S. and world history.

Dr. Travis has several current research projects including a book that emphasizes the Reagan administration’s conflict with Nicaragua through the lens of counterterrorism and propaganda.  Reagan’s War on Terrorism in Nicaragua: The Outlaw State will be published by Lexington Books in November 2016.













Teaching Schedule:

Fall 2016:

HIST 112: World History Since 1500 (online, Gen-Ed SSC)

HIST 480: History of the U.S., 1900-1945 (online)


Winter 2017:

HIST 111: World History to 1500 (online, Gen-Ed SSC)

HIST 437: Modern Germany (online)


Spring 2017:

HIST 202: U.S. History Since 1865 (online)

HIST 481: U.S. Since World War II (online)