Trravis D. Dixon, Ph.D.

Professor of Aerospace Studies, Commander, AFROTC Detachment 012

Academic Affairs

AFROTC

Office: Air Force ROTC Detachment 
Email: tdixon3@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2621
Lieutenant Colonel Dixon is a native of Equality, Alabama. He is a career Air Force officer with over 21 years of active duty service. As an operator, he served in various positions within the Space and Missile career field as an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Crew Member, an ICBM Initial Qualification Instructor/Evaluator, an Atlas Space Lift Crew Member, and a Space Lift Range Operations Officer. As a staff officer at Headquarters, Air Education and Training Command, he supervised the acquisition of training systems for all Space and Missile technical training programs before being assigned to the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College as a student and instructor. Prior to assuming his duties at Samford University, he served as a Deputy Department Chair for the Air Command and Staff College’s Distance Learning program, as well as an Assistant Professor teaching Leadership and Command, Leadership and Warfare, and Airpower History. Lieutenant Colonel Dixon is thankful for the opportunity and privilege of serving his country, Samford University, and the cadets and staff of Detachment 012.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.S., Business Administration, Auburn University at Montgomery
  • M.S., Business Administration, Regis University
  • M.A.,Military Operational Art and Science, Air University
  • Ph.D., Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University