Travis T. York, Ph.D., is the Director of Student Success, Research & Policy at the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU). His research centers on issues of college student access, success, and educational equity. Dr. York’s work has focused on examining pathways into and through postsecondary environments for low-income and first-generation students. Currently, Dr. York is the Project Coordinator and Co-PI of APLU’s INCLUDES Project–a National Science Foundation funded effort to diversify STEM faculty; and serves as a Co-PI on a Department of Education IES Assessment Grant titled, Affording Degree Completion: A Study of Completion Grants at Accessible Public Universities. Dr. York is also project coordinator of APLU's Degree Completion Award–a collaborative effort tracking and highlighting institutional evidence-based efforts to increase student persistence. Dr. York has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and most recently served as lead editor for the 2018 Volume of Advances in Service-Learning Research, Service-Learning to Advance Access & Success: Bridging Institutional and Community Capacity. Dr. York earned his B.A. and M.A. in Higher Education from Geneva College and his doctorate in Higher Education Administration from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. York is active within several professional associations. He serves on the editorial review board of Journal of Diversity in Higher Education and as a reviewer for the Journal of International Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement.