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Travis Holt

Title: NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative

Travis Holt is an Assistant Professor of English in Liberty's College of Arts and Sciences and has been a full-time professor since August 2011.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities and various institutional service, Holt previously served as both a committee member and chair of the Faculty Senate Athletics Committee. During his time as chair, he guided the process of updating the committee's description and role to better serve the university and athletics. He also serves as a review board member for the Office of Equity and Compliance.

In his role as the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), Holt will collaborate directly with the Athletics Compliance office and other campus constituents to ensure adherence to NCAA, Conference and University Regulations, especially as they apply to student-athletes' academic eligibility. The FAR will be an active participant with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and coordinate the application process for conference and NCAA postgraduate scholarships and awards. Holt, in his role as FAR, will help to promote a balance among the academic, athletics and social lives of student-athletes, affording them opportunities to enjoy the full range of collegiate experiences available to students generally.

Holt is a 2007 graduate of Liberty University, completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He then worked as a Graduate Assistant in the English department until 2009 when he completed his master's degree in English and began serving as an adjunct professor.

Currently, Holt is completing Ph.D. work in Composition and Rhetoric at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. His research interests include rhetoric, composition pedagogy, textbooks and memory.

Travis and his wife, Jenna, are both natives of the Lynchburg area where they live with their three children: Tristan, Elyse and Emmett.