Travis Russ is an associate professor at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in communication, leadership, and performance. His research cuts across the fields of communication, psychology, performance, qualitative research, and narrative studies. His work has won numerous awards from national and international research organizations. Travis is also a writer and director and the founding artistic director of Life Jacket Theatre Company based on New York City. As a professional consultant, Travis has worked with a broad range of clients including Barnes & Noble, Burberry, Deloitte, Pfizer, Human Rights Campaign, Macy's, McGraw Hill, Starbucks, Envision, Thomson Reuters, New York Times, Tiffany & Co, Edelman, and many others.