Title: Business Educator
Location: Leesburg, Virginia, United States
Travis Sample, Business Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business and public administration education.
In his career, Dr. Sample has brought his success and experience as an Air Force officer to both civilian and academic ventures. In 1964, he joined the US Air Force as a commissioned second lieutenant and advanced through the grades to colonel by 1984. During this time, he simultaneously worked as the senior marketing manager of GE Corp., holding this position from 1976 to 1981. He was also the Director of the Reserve Forces for the Defense Intelligence College from 1985 to 1990. After retiring from his military service in 1990, Dr. Sample focused full time on his executive and academic roles. From 1990 until 2011, he served as a professor of business and public administration for Shenandoah University. He retired in 2011, and attained the honorable title of professor emeritus. Furthermore, Dr. Sample has consulted, presented in the field, and hosted seminars throughout his career.
In addition to a prolific military career, Dr. Sample’s experience has been aided by his own educational background. He first earned a Bachelor of Science in sociology from the University of Houston in 1964. In 1969, he graduated from the Defense Intelligence College. He carried on his academic training by earning a Master of Science in government from Southern Illinois University in 1974. Knowing the value of learning throughout his career and life, he graduated from the Industrial College of Armed Forces in 1982 and earned an MPA and DPA from the University of Southern California in 1987.
In recognition of his dedication and service, Dr. Sample received a Decorated Legion of Merit and an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters. He has maintained professional affiliations with such organizations as the American Society for Public Administration, the Air Force Association, the ICAF Association, the Reserve Officers Association, the Vietnam Veterans Association, the National Trust for Historical Preservation, the Joseph Institute for the Advancement of Ethics, the American Legion, the Shrine Club of Leesburg, the US Air Force Academy of Officers Club, the Johns Hopkins Faculty Club and Sigma Beta Delta. In 2002, Dr. Sample published his book “Humanizing Change.”
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