Dr. Travis J. Albritton is a clinical associate professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. He is the director of the Chapel Hill 3-Year MSW Program and the faculty liaison for the Dual Degree MSW/M.Div program.
Dr. Albritton is a two-time recipient of the School of Social Work’s Excellence in MSW Advising Award. He has also received the School of Social Work’s Excellence in Teaching Award and has been recognized numerous times with the dean’s recognition for excellence in teaching.
Dr. Albritton is the chairperson for the School of Social Work’s Diversity Committee, and he serves on the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. Dr. Albritton was selected by the Council on Social Work Education to receive competitive scholarship to participate in the Management Development Program offered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The program is designed to prepare mid-level managers to address the complex issues faced by leaders in higher education.
His research interests include educational equity in grades K-12, academic achievement among Black males and the importance of closing educational opportunity gaps for children of all ages. He has presented nationally on various topics, including the importance of critical conversations in the classroom and the needs of Black male high school students.