Travis A. Berger, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Business and Leadership

I am a leadership and management scholar and practitioner jointly appointed to the business and leadership departments, and I am the Founder and Managing Partner of Vide Consulting Group, a leadership and management consulting firm.  In my former role as Assistant Director of Leadership Programs, I successfully designed, launched, and managed the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program, currently offered as the Master of Arts in Leadership.  My research primarily focuses on the intersection of leadership and organizational strategy, servant leadership and power, strategic talent management, and high performers.  My consulting work helps organizations increase their market value by aligning strategy, operational excellence, and leadership.  The impacts of this work lead to organizational direction, alignment, and commitment and long-term superior organizational performance.

I hold a PhD in Administration and Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in Education from Alvernia University, and a BA from Penn State University, University Park.  I was awarded the 23rd Annual IUP Doctoral Fellowship at Indiana University of PA, received the Master’s in Education Award of Excellence at Alvernia University,  and graduated with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa from Penn State University. 

While at Penn State, I was tapped into the Skull & Bones Society, was a scholarship athlete on the PSU Men’s Soccer Team, and was part of history, winning the first Big Ten Championship for a men’s team at Penn State.  I earned Big Ten First-Team and Academic All-American honors and was honored to serve as captain my senior year.

I live in Sinking Spring, PA with my wife and four sons and enjoys sports, the outdoors, traveling, and new experiences.



  • Ph.D., Administration & Leadership Studies, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Annual IUP Foundation Doctoral Fellow
  • M.Ed., Alvernia University
    Master’s in Education Award of Excellence Honoree
  • B.A. with Sociology Minor, Penn State (University Park)
    Graduated with Distinction
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Skull & Bones Senior Honor Society


Courses Taught (select)

MBA 680: Executive Leadership

MBA 675: Strategic Management

LDR 540: Leadership Theory

LDR 520: Leadership Development

BUS 438: Business Seminar


Professional Associations

Academy of Management

International Leadership Association

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance






Latest Thinking

  'On Leadership' Blog



Contact Information

Travis Berger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business and Leadership

BUS/COM Building, Room 5

Phone: 610-796-8208

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