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Associate Professor
Criminal Justice
Director, NU Peace and War Center
Director, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Portrait of Travis Morris

Travis Morris joined the faculty of Norwich University in 2011. He teaches criminal justice in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and directs NU’s Peace and War Center.

Morris holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminology from Northern Illinois University, a Master of Science in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University, and a doctorate from the University of Nebraska. He has published on the relationship between policing, peacekeeping, counterterrorism, and counter-insurgency and is the author of the recent book, “Dark Ideas: How Violent Jihadi and Neo-Nazi Ideologues Have Shaped Modern Terrorism.” He has conducted ethnographic interviews in Yemen and published on how crime intersects with formal and informal justice systems in a socio-cultural context. His research interests include violent extremist propaganda analysis, information warfare, and text network analysis. He is an active teacher in and out of the classroom and has created a series of recent grant-funded student learning trips in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.


  • Terrorism
  • Policing
  • Homeland Security
  • Criminology

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Peace & War Center

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Academic Programs—Undergraduate Bachelor's and Master of Science Degree

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