Headshot of Dr. Travis Berger
Associate Professor of Business and Leadership


Dr. Travis A. Berger is the Dean of the College of Business, Communication, and Leadership and is an associate professor of business and leadership. His research lies at the intersection of leadership, management, and strategy. Dr. Berger’s work focuses on designing a common language around leadership, creating sustainable competitive advantage, capturing value from strategic talent management programs, and developing organizational high performers. An award-winning educator, Professor Berger offers courses that challenge students to think differently about leadership, management, power, and strategy. His interdisciplinary academic background has provided him with the necessary theoretical foundations to understand the complexity of leadership, strategy, and organizational development. He has designed and delivered popular executive and workforce development programs on leadership, organizational strategy, high performers, power, persuasion, and influence tactics.

In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Berger is the Founder and Managing Partner of Vide Consulting Group, a leadership and management consulting firm that helps organizations increase value through leadership, strategy, and operational excellence. He is a sought-after speaker and has consulted for government agencies, non-profit organizations, and publicly traded and privately held businesses in energy, finance, technology, manufacturing, real estate, and construction; and has coached successful international business executives.

Dr. Berger holds a Ph.D. 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. He 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. He is an active member in the Academy of Management, International Leadership Association, and the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance.

He lives in Sinking Spring, PA, with his wife and four sons and enjoys sports, the outdoors, traveling, and new experiences.