Fred Travis

  • Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science, Dean of the Graduate School
  • Dr. Travis has taught at the Maharishi University of Management for twenty-seven years


Dr. Travis teaches the course in the department on Understanding Learning and Development, introducing teachers and other educators to a brain-based approach to teaching and learning. He has won the outstanding teacher award from the University numerous times.

Research interests

  • Psychophysiological correlates of higher states of consciousness
  • Psychophysiological correlates of reading Vedic literature
  • Investigation of models of higher states of consciousness
  • Effects of Transcendental Meditation practice on child development
  • Effects of Transcendental Meditation practice on promoting healthy aging


Academic Background

  • Senior Researcher, Institute for the Study of Higher States of Consciousness, 1993-Present
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis, in Basic Sleep Research
  • PhD in Psychology, Maharishi University of Management. Dissertation: Testing the Field Model of Maharishi’s Vedic Psychology
  • MS in Psychology, Maharishi University of Management
  • BS in Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University. Senior Thesis: The Transcendental Meditation technique and Creativity: A longitudinal study of Cornell University undergraduates


Awards and Honors

  • Editorial Board of the Journal of Meditation and Meditation Research
  • Who’s Who in American Schools and Colleges, 1985
  • Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Fellowships, 1985

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June 30, 2017