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Travis T. York, Ph.D.

Director, Inclusive STEM Ecosystems for Equity & Diversity (ISEED), IUSE Principal Investigator

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Travis T. York, Ph.D., serves as the Director of Inclusive STEMM Ecosystems for Equity & Diversity (ISEED) at AAAS.

In his role, Dr. York provides leadership for all of AAAS’s externally facing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives. York’s research and work focus on catalyzing and sustaining systemic change and transformation to achieve inclusive and equitable access and progress through STEMM pathways into the STEMM workforce.  Within AAAS, York provides leadership to a talented team who collaborate to create change through dozens of grant-funded projects and initiatives spanning all STEMM fields and the entire educational pathway including the STEMM Opportunity Alliance – recently launched at the White House Summit on STEMM Equity & Excellence, AAAS’s SEA Change Initiative, AAAS S-STEM REC, ARISE Network, Equitable Pathways Project, L’Oreal USA Women in Science Fellowships, and HBCU Making & Innovation Showcase.

Dr. York serves as the Principal Investigator of the AAAS Scholarships in STEM Resources & Evaluation Center (S-STEM REC), AAAS Noyce, ARISE (Advancing Research and Innovation in the STEM Education of Preservice Teachers in High-Need School Districts), and AAAS Improving Undergraduate STEM Education initiative, Equitable Pathways Project, and Catalyzing a Data Infrastructure to Support LGBTQ Inclusion in STEM. York has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and his most recent article, Completion Grants: A multi-method examination of institutional practice, is available in the Journal of Student Financial Aid. York is active in several professional associations and serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Dr. York, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, received his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from The Pennsylvania State University, Master’s in Higher Education, and a Bachelor’s with distinction from Geneva College. York also studied at Oxford University’s Keble College in 2003-04.