Catalyst Staff

Dnika J. Travis, PhD

Vice President, Research

+1 212 514 7600

120 Wall Street, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10005, United States

Dnika J. Travis, PhD is a researcher, educator, and expert in leadership, communication effectiveness, and workplace inclusion. Dnika leads Catalyst’s research on organizational change and gender, race, and ethnicity in the workplace. In both areas, Dnika is responsible for developing and delivering recognized research agendas, serves as a primary investigator on selected Catalyst studies, and leads large, multi-year research projects. She has been widely published, and her research has been funded by several foundations and government branches.  Most recently, Dnika was named a 2017 “Woman Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Dnika was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, where she holds an affiliation as a faculty fellow. She earned her PhD from the University of Southern California, MSW from the University of Michigan, and BA from Hampton University.