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Travis J. Albritton

Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Director, Chapel Hill 3-Year MSW Program
Clinical Associate Professor

Travis Albritton, Ph.D.


Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building


325 Pittsboro Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

O: 919-962-6432

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.

Degrees and Licenses

Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MSW University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll
MDiv Duke University Divinity School
BS Elizabeth City State University

Primary Program

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Research and Professional Interests

Critical Theory and Social Work Practice
Educational Equity and Black Males
Diversity in Higher Education

Recent Publications

Hall, W. J., Albritton, T. J., & Klein, L. B. (in press). Critical theories for social work practice. In K. Corcoran & A. R. Roberts (Eds.), Social worker’s desk reference (4th ed.).  Oxford University Press.

Ansong, D., Okumu, M., Albritton, T. J., Bahnuk, P., E., & Small, E. (2020). Growth curve modeling of STEM performance and difference across gender and locality: Assessing social support and psychological influences. Child Indicators Research 13: 1655 -1673.

Alhassan, M., Ansong, D., Ampomah, A. G., & Albritton, T. J. (2017). Junior high school students’ use of their afterschool hours in Ghana: The role of household assets. Child & Youth Services, 38:3, 231-251.

Albritton, T. J. (2012). Educating our own: The historical legacy of HBCUs and their relevance for educating a new generation of leaders. Urban Review, 44(3), 311-331.


SOWO 500

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Infancy to Adolescence



SOWO 501

Confronting Oppression and Institutional Discrimination



SOWO 570

Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities