Presentations


Conferences


2022. “Ungrading General Education: Preliminary Results from a Pilot Study.” Pedagogicon. Richmond, KY. Panel.

2022. “Mutual Growth Mindset in a Relationship-Rich Classroom.” Pedagogicon. Richmond, KY. Panel.

2021. “The Benefits of Veterans Services and Recreation Therapy.” Kentucky and Parks Society Conference. Richmond, KY. Presentation.

2021. “Best Practices for Chapter Advisors.” Alpha Lambda Delta Academic Honor Society. Arlington, VA. Panel.

2021. “Using Student News Outlets to Develop Media and Information Literacy, Promote Campus Engagement, and Strengthen Writing Skills.” Pedagogicon. Richmond, KY. Poster.

2020. “Making Your Meetings ‘Lit’.” Alpha Lambda Delta National Conference. Online. Presentation.

2020. “Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT).” Responsive Teaching Symposium. Richmond, KY. Panel.

2020. “Student Centered Blackboard Resources and Equitable Teaching.” Responsive Teaching Symposium. Richmond, KY. Presentation.

2020. “Critical Reading for First-Year Students.” Pedagogicon. Richmond, KY. Panel.

2020. “Ungraders Unite.” Pedagogicon. Richmond, KY. Panel.

2019. “Empathy Inside and Outside the Classroom.” GEN1. Richmond, KY. Presentation.

2019. “Implementing the TILT Approach: Faculty Perspectives and Experiences from a Cross-Campus Pilot.” Pedagogicon. Richmond, KY. Panel.

2019. “Opportunities to Shine: Leadership, Service, and Professional Development.” Alpha Lambda Delta Honor National Conference. Buffalo, NY. Presentation.

2015. “Veterans are Natural Writers.” Military Experience & the Arts Symposium. Lawton, OK. Presentation.

2015. “Veterans Studies: Best Practices.” Veterans Studies Symposium. Blacksburg, VA. Panel.

2014. “Phantom Weapon Syndrome.” Northeast Modern Language Association. Harrisburg, PA. Presentation.

2014. “After Action Review: Writing Veterans into Higher Education and the Community.” The Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. Panel.

2014. “Narrativizing Traumatic Fragments: Writing Wartime Experience in the Classroom.” The Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. Presentation.

2014. “Communities Large and Small: Accessing Writing in Local Communities and Social Media Outlets.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. Presentation.

2014. “An Invitation for Community-Based ‘Writing for Healing’ Workshops for Veterans.” The Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. Panel.

2014. “The Rise of ‘Veteran Studies.” The Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. Presentation.

2014. “Student Veterans.” The Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. Panel.

2013. “Bearing Witness to the Stories of Military Veterans.” Kentucky Association of Teachers of History. Lexington, KY. Panel.

2013. “Veterans in the College Writing Classroom.” Veterans in Society: Changing the Discourse. Blacksburg, VA. Panel.

2013. “War in the Heartland.” Harriette Arnow Conference on Appalachian Literature and Culture. Somerset, KY. Presentation.

2013. “Woody, Harrelson, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” English Graduate Student Organization Annual Conference. Lexington, KY. Panel.

2013. “Approaches to Veteran Success.” ACPA/NASPA Veterans Symposium. Louisville, KY. Presentation.

2012. “Pedagogical Approach to Wartime Trauma & Student Veterans.” Midwest MLA. Cincinnati, OH. Panel.

2012. “Aesthetics and Personhood in Brian Turner’s Here, Bullet.” Midwest MLA. Cincinnati, OH. Panel.

2012. “Veterans Studies: A New Field.” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archival Conference. Richmond, VA. Panel.

2012. “Modern War and Female POWs.” Rocky Mountain MLA. Boulder, CO. Panel.

2012. “Colby Buzzell’s Hybrid Reality in My War: Killing Time in Iraq.” English Graduate Student Organization Annual Conference. Lexington, KY. Panel.

2012. “The Journal of Military Experience.” Association of Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education. Richmond, KY. Presentation.

2012. “Skills and Scars: The Personal Essay & Student Veterans.” Northeast MLA. Rochester, NY. Panel.

2012. “Unifying T.S. Eliot’s Traumatic Fragments on Margate Sands.” Kentucky Philological Association. Morehead, KY. Panel.

2011. “These Twitters I Have Shored Against My Ruin: The Current State of the War Memoir.” Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts. Lexington, KY. Panel.

2011. “Reality/Anti-Reality and Morality/Anti-Morality in WWI and WWII Memoirs.” Northeast MLA. New Brunswick, NJ. Panel.

2011. “The Battle for Balance: Ethnography and the Creation of Wartime Self in Shoshana Johnson’s I’m Still Standing.” Kentucky Philological Association. Frankfort, KY. Panel.

2011. “One Night in Iraq.” Kentucky Philological Association. Frankfort, KY. Panel.

2010. “Going from Combat to the Classroom: Integrating Veterans into the Campus Community.” Association of Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education. Charlotte, NC. Presentation.

2010. “Latent Christianity in To the Lighthouse.” Kentucky Philological Association. Richmond, KY. Panel.

2009. “Confronting Issues of Why, How, and Trauma in the War Memoir.” McNair Scholars Conference and Graduate Symposium. Madison, WI. Presentation.


Invited Talks


2022. “War & Homecoming.” Gaines Center for Humanities. U of Kentucky. Lexington, KY.

2022. “In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation.” HIS 121: War & Society, 1914-1945. U of Kentucky. Lexington, KY.

2021. “Ungrading.” POD Scholarly Reads Discussion Series. Pennsylvania State U. State College, PA. Panel.

2019. “Veteran Identity Theory.” SWK 650: Understanding Military Culture. Marshall U. Huntington, WV.

2018. “Phantom Weapon Syndrome.” ENG 204: Intro to Fiction. Indiana U. Bloomington, IN.

2018. “The Influence of the U.S. Military on Florentine Art and Culture.” UNP 300: Italy: Gender & Body Language. European Academy of Florence. Florence, Tuscany (Italy).

2017. “Discussing Veteran Homecoming in New Ways.” Lexington Psychoanalytic Institute. Lexington, KY.

2016. “Identity Politics of Military/Veteran Cultures.” ENG 603: Special Topics, War Literature. The Royal Military College of Canada. Saint-Jean, Quebec (Canada).

2015. “Veterans’ Dialogue Writing Workshop.” Honors Seminar: The Battle of Shiloh: Drama for the 21st Century. Eastern Kentucky U. Richmond, KY.

2014. “War and Homecoming.” POS 3931: U.S. Veterans’ Reintegration and Resilience. U of South Florida. Tampa, FL.

2014. “Repression and Dissociation in Contemporary War Literature.” ENG 603: Special Topics, War Literature. The Royal Military College of Canada. Saint-Jean, Quebec (Canada).

2013. “The Intersections of Trauma and Healing in Veteran Literature and Art.” HIS 495: Practicum in Public History/Oral History. U of Maryland. College Park, MA.

2013. “Military Experience and the Arts.” CTCH 792: Beyond G. I. Joe: Contemporary College Student Veteran. George Mason U. Fairfax, VA.

2012. “Still Fighting: Experiencing, Reading, and Writing War.” ENG 603: Special Topics, War Literature. The Royal Military College of Canada. Saint-Jean, Quebec (Canada).


Campus Talks and Panels


2022. “Designing Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Projects.” Faculty Scholars Institute. Eastern Kentucky U. Panel.

2022. “The Power of Diversity and Communicating to Ensure an Inclusive Organization.” Student Alumni Ambassadors. Eastern Kentucky U. Presentation.

2022. “Empowering Student Veterans and Validating Veteran Testimony.” Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Eastern Kentucky U. Presentation.

2021. “Authenticity and Veteran Identity.” PSY 869: Trauma Informed Care. Eastern Kentucky U. Presentation.

2021. “Veterans Perspectives on the Twentieth Anniversary of 9/11.” 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. Eastern Kentucky U. Speech.

2021. “Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty Professional Development.” New Faculty Orientation. Eastern Kentucky U. Presentation.

2021. “Transparent Approaches for Encouraging Learning in the First Weeks of Your Course.” Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning. Eastern Kentucky U.

2021. “Sustaining Student Learning through Transparent Approaches.” Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning. Eastern Kentucky U.

2021. “Transparent Approaches for Ensuring Learning in the Final Weeks of Spring.” Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning. Eastern Kentucky U.

2021. “Getting Off to a Good Start.” Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning. Eastern Kentucky U.

2020. “Military to College Transition.” Military and Veterans Affairs. Eastern Kentucky U.

2019. “Gradeless Classrooms.” Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning. Eastern Kentucky U.

2019. “Seminar Papers and Graduate-level Research.” McNair Scholars. Eastern Kentucky U.

2019. “Poetry and Veteran Identity.” VTS 200: Intro to Veterans Studies. Eastern Kentucky U.

2019. “Learning to Read Critically by Analyzing the Rhetoric of Non-Written Forms of Communication.” Faculty Forum: Critical Reading Pedagogy. Eastern Kentucky U.

2015. “PhD Qualifying Exam Prep.” ENG 700: PhD Candidates Tutorial. U of Kentucky.

2013. “Psychoanalytic Examinations of Brian Turner’s Poetry.” ENG 854: Seminar in C20 American Literature, Post-Postmodernism. Eastern Kentucky U.

2012. “What is Veterans Studies?” VTS 200: Intro to Veterans Studies. Eastern Kentucky U.

2011. “McNair Scholars Program Fall Seminar.” McNair Scholars. Eastern Kentucky U.

2010. “McNair Scholars Program Fall Seminar.” McNair Scholars. Eastern Kentucky U.

2010. “Irony, New Historicism, and the Works of Wilfred Owen and Tim O’Brien.” ENG 302: Principles of Literary Study. Eastern Kentucky U.

2010. “Rewarding Graduate Assistantships.” Graduate School. Eastern Kentucky U.


Professional Learning Communities


2021. “Ungrading: Intrinsic Motivation and Collaborative Learning Across the Disciplines.” Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning. Eastern Kentucky U.

2020. “Ungrading: Tapping into Students’ Intrinsic Motivations.” Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning. Eastern Kentucky U.


Community Education


2022. “Taking Control of Your Life Narrative with Writing.” Berea Community Based Outpatient Clinic (Veterans Affairs). Berea, KY. Presentation.

2021. “Empowering Civilians to Communicate Meaningfully with Veterans.” Servicemembers, Military, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF). Louisville, KY. Presentation.

2019. “EKU Veterans Studies Program.” Richmond Exchange Club. Richmond, KY.

2013. “Doing Thanks: Considerations on Veterans Day.” Somerset Community College. Somerset, KY.

2012. “Understanding the Current Generation of Veterans.” Heritage Hospice. Danville, KY.

2011. “Thoughts in the Presence of Fear.” Gallery on Main. Richmond, KY.


Travis L. MartinPhD, 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 is slated for publication with the University Press of Kentucky in 2022. He resides in Richmond, KY.