Travis Southern received his B.S. degree in biochemistry (with distinction) and his M.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma. He has also earned the M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mr. Southern has a diverse background that has served as an excellent foundation for teaching science. During college, he personally worked with John Saxon, assisting with the publication of his popular math textbooks. Upon graduation, Mr. Southern performed forensic toxicological analysis as part of a team investigating aircraft accidents for the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Southern then moved to the business side of science, providing financial analysis for a major petrochemical company. After teaching high school Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and Physics while in seminary, he now serves as a Senior Pastor in Oklahoma. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Theology from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Mr. Southern has a deep love for students, science, and theology. As a teacher, he seeks to mentor students to gain a robust scientific understanding through the lens of a vibrant Christian worldview. This will serve to prepare students for life in a world impacted by science and technology at every level.
Travis and his wife, Mandy, have been happily married since 2000, and are home educating a daughter and two sons. He is an avid baseball fan, and enjoys jogging, playing trumpet, and a good cup of coffee.