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Dr. Travis May

Storytelling and Workforce Faculty

Current Classes

EDU292 - The Art of Storytelling
HUM292 - The Art of Storytelling
STO292 - The Art of Storytelling

Other Classes

STO/HUM/EDU 292 - The Art of Storytelling, STO 294 - Multicultural Folktales, STO 150 - Digital Storytelling


Travis is the Workforce Development faculty member of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute.  Travis has held many roles throughout his two-decade tenure at SMCC. He has been a Helpdesk Manger, Project Manager, Audio Visual Coordinator and an adjunct storytelling instructor. For Travis, storytelling is more than just telling stories, it is a way of life. Travis believes in the power of storytelling to engage learners in all sectors in personal growth and in cultural and community awareness. He has led the Institute’s connection with ASU’s Changemaker initiative,  and in creating faculty development coursework in storytelling for the college and the Maricopa District. He is currently curating the “I’m Telling” podcast for the Institute.


B.S. Anthropology - Arizona State University   M.Ed. Educational Leadership - Northern Arizona University   Ed.D. Organizational Leadership - Grand Canyon University