Dnika J. Travis, PhD
Vice President, Research
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Dr. Dnika J. Travis, vice president, research at Catalyst, is a recognized researcher, educator, and change leader. At Catalyst, Dnika leads research initiatives and manages content creation. Her most recent work involves building and piloting the Catalyst Inclusion Accelerator, a diagnostic and action planning tool to help companies measure the state of inclusion for employees and teams. Dnika’s renowned research on emotional tax experienced by people of color at work, along with her expertise on engaging in tough conversations across differences, have been widely published and featured in top-tier media outlets such as CNN, Fortune, and NBC News. She was also named a “2017 Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Prior to joining Catalyst, Dnika was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work where she maintains an affiliation as a fellow. Dnika earned her PhD from University of Southern California, MSW from the University of Michigan, and BA from Hampton University.