Travis Goldwire joined the Family Emotion Lab in August of 2009. After graduating from Hope College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, he worked for the college's admissions office until mid-summer of 2009 as an Assistant Director of Admissions. While at Hope, Travis helped to conduct research on the acculturation process of Hispanic youth in the area as well as other projects geared toward microbiology.
Travis is currently a graduate student in Wayne State's PhD Clinical Psychology program where he is pursuing his interests in children and families as it pertains to the interactions between young mothers and their toddlers, with particular attention paid to families in underserved, at-risk communities. He is also interested in the role that fathers play in their young children's lives and the long-term effects that their involvement (or lack of involvement) can have on later child outcomes. Travis is also a fellow with the Children's Bridge Program through the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute (MPSI).