Dean and President
Sixth-generation Texan and a fourth-generation clergyman, the Very Rev. Douglas Travis joined the seminary community as Dean-elect at the beginning of 2007 and became Dean in June that year. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he holds five academic degrees including a Master of Sacred Theology in Spiritual Direction and a Doctor of Ministry. Travis' academic interests focus on Christian formation, spirituality and leadership. He describes himself as a moderate who is deeply committed to the unity of the Anglican Communion. Devoted to Anglicanism in its essentials, Travis thinks that the great challenge of the Episcopal Church in a postmodern and largely post-Christian world is to remember and embrace heartily the essentials of our tradition—especially as expressed in the historic creeds and the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral—while also being responsive to the developing needs of an emerging culture. Doug came to the seminary after being rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in The Woodlands, Texas. Prior to that he served three parishes in the Diocese of Dallas where he was also the Dean of the Anglican School of Theology, and he was a fellow and lecturer at General Theological Seminary in New York.
B.A., Trinity University. M.A.T.S., McCormick Theological Seminary. M.A., University of Chicago Divinity School. S.T.M., General Theological Seminary. D.Min., Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, D.D., General Theological Seminary.