Having earned a
Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Sexuality, and two Master’s degrees, one in
Social Work and the other in Education, Travis weaves important sexual health
information into every class he teaches, from social policy to race relations.
His course “Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers” focuses on training social
work students to be competent and comfortable addressing the sexual health
concerns of their clients.
of his role as a college professor, Dr. Ingersoll has guest-lectured and
facilitated interactive workshops in person and through distance-learning
technologies, domestically and internationally, on a variety of topics. His
presentations have educated groups about how to teach sensitive topics, cross-cultural
sexuality, sexual health, sexuality throughout the lifespan, sexually
transmitted infections, sexual orientation, intimate relationship violence,
media’s role in the promotion of sexual violence among men, trans-realities and
the gender spectrum, how to utilize the Fear of Intimacy Scale in clinical
settings, clinical social work skills, and recognizing the myriad opportunities
for producing sexuality scholarship.
research publications include international studies examining the fear of
intimacy, sexual anxiety, gender roles, and implementing clinical interventions
to residents of elderly communities, as well as book chapters on intimacy in
older adulthood and civic engagement. Current research projects include an
exploration of the fear of intimacy related to human diversity, and
collaborative cross-cultural projects focusing on investigating connections
between body image, eating disorders, fear of intimacy and sexual anxiety among
U.S. and Chinese college students. In addition to teaching and research, Travis
has developed anti-homophobia curriculum and sexuality policies for retirement
communities and assisted-living facilities.
"Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers"
by Dr. Travis Sky Ingersoll & Dr. Brent Satterly