Travis Henline, M.A.
“Among the first WVU students to graduate with the Native American Studies minor, my education has proven invaluable in my professional career. I’ve enjoyed teaching Native American subjects to public audiences, working in the National Park Service and for the American Indian Interpretive Program at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. My exposure to this burgeoning field provided a solid background and ONAI, the Organization for Native American Interests, allowed me the opportunity to produce important on-campus educational events and work with Native people from the region and around the nation.” Henline’s commitment to accurate, culturally sensitive interpretation of public history continues in his role as site manager at West Virginia Independence Hall, West Virginia Division of Culture and History. He was a panelist for the NAS-sponsored regional symposium, “Telling the Stories: American Indian Interpretation in the Trans-Allegheny Region.”Courses taught include:
Introduction to Native American Studies
Eastern Woodland Indians
Cherokee History and Culture (taught on site, Qualla Boundary, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)