Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Nan Travers, PhD

Nan Travers, PhD

Nan L Travers is the Director of the Office of Collegewide Academic Review at Empire State College. Her work focuses on the policies and practices of self-designed student degree programs, advanced standing, the assessment of prior college-level learning and ePortfolios. Dr. Nan Travers has conducted extensive research in adult learning, including Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) practices and ways in which students develop self-regulated learning. She currently serves on the board for LearningCounts.org, the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning’s online PLA center, and the Prior Learning International Research Centre (PLIRC). Dr. Travers is also the founding co-editor of PLA Inside Out: An International Journal on the Theory, Research, and Practice in Prior Learning Assessment. Prior to working at Empire State College, Dr. Travers held a variety of administrative positions at community colleges in Vermont and New Hampshire. She received her PhD in Adult Learning at the University of Connecticut.