University of Kentucky

Doctor of Philosophy, English

Completion Date: May 2017

Dissertation: A Theory of Veteran Identity

Eastern Kentucky University

Master of Arts, Student Personnel Services in Higher Education

Completion Date: August 2020

University of Kentucky

Graduate Certificate, Social Theory

Completion Date: May 2015

Eastern Kentucky University

Master of Arts, English

Completion Date: May 2011

Master’s Thesis: Identity, Reality, and Truth in Memoirs from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Eastern Kentucky University

Bachelor of Arts, English

Completion Date: December 2009

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Somerset Community College

Associate of Arts

Completion Date: May 2008

Graduated with High Distinction

Travis L. Martin, PhD, is founding director of the Kentucky Center for Veterans Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. He has established several nationally recognized programs to support returning veterans in higher education and the non-profit sector. A scholar of American literature, psychoanalytic trauma theory, and social theory, Dr. Martin presents frequently at conferences and universities. He has published dozens of research articles and creative short works on veterans’ issues. A former sergeant in the U.S. Army, he served during two deployments in the Iraq War (2003-04 & 2005). His book War and Homecoming: Veteran Identity and the Post-9/11 Generation was published with the University Press of Kentucky in 2022. He resides in Richmond, KY.