Author / Psychologist
Travis Langley, Ph.D., authored the acclaimed book BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY: A DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT (Wiley; Turner Publishing). He is the editor and lead writer for Sterling Publishing's Popular Culture Psychology series, including THE WALKING DEAD PSYCHOLOGY: PSYCH OF THE LIVING DEAD, WONDER WOMAN PSYCHOLOGY: LASSOING THE TRUTH, and CAPTAIN AMERICA VS. IRON MAN: FREEDOM, SECURITY, PSYCHOLOGY (with foreword by Stan Lee) along with looks at Star Wars, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Daredevil, Westworld, and more. A distinguished professor of psychology at Henderson State University, he teaches on the psychology of crime, mental illness, media, social behavior.
Travis has also been a child abuse investigator, courtroom expert, and undefeated champion on the "Wheel of Fortune" game show. He received his degrees in psychology from Hendrix College and Tulane University. The film "Legends of the Knight" features a segment on how he uses fictional characters to teach real psychology. He appears as an expert interviewee in documentaries such as "Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics," "Superheroes Decoded," and "Batman and Bill." The New York Times (front page), CNN, MTV, and many other news outlets have covered his work.
Over 100,000 follow him as @Superherologist on Twitter, where he ranks among the ten most popular psychologists. An organizer of the Comics Arts Conference, he regularly speaks as a panelist discussing the psychology of superheroes at conventions like San Diego Comic-Con International, Wizard World, and New York Comic Con, joined by people like Bat-Films executive producer Michael Uslan, legendary comic book writers (Steve Englehart, Danny Fingeroth, Dennis O'Neil, Scott Snyder, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman), renowned artists (Neal Adams, Greg Capullo, Jerry Robinson), Star Trek captains (Scott Bakula, Sir Patrick Stewart), Supermen (Dean Cain, Brandon Routh), Batmen (Kevin Conroy, Adam West), a Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), and many more.
PsychologyToday.com runs his online column, "Beyond Heroes and Villains."
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- GalaxyCon Columbus 2023 - December 1-3, 2023 in Columbus, OH, USA
- GalaxyCon Austin 2023 - September 1-3, 2023 in Austin, TX, USA
- Fan Expo Boston 2023 - August 4-6, 2023 in Boston, MA, USA
- GalaxyCon Raleigh 2023 - July 27-30, 2023 in Raleigh, NC, USA
- Fan Expo Dallas 2023 - June 9-11, 2023 in Dallas, TX, USA
- MegaCon Orlando 2023 - March 30 - April 2, 2023 in Orlando, FL, USA
- Fan Expo New Orleans 2023 - January 6-8, 2023 in New Orleans, LA, USA 2022
- Fan Expo Dallas 2022 - June 17-19, 2022 in Dallas, TX, USA
- MegaCon Orlando 2022 - May 19-22, 2022 in Orlando, FL, USA
- Fan Expo St. Louis 2022 - May 13-15, 2022 in St. Louis, MO, USA
- Fan Expo Cleveland 2022 - April 29 - May 1, 2022 in Cleveland, OH, USA
- Fan Expo Philadelphia 2022 - April 8-10, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
- Fan Expo New Orleans 2022 - January 7-9, 2022 in New Orleans, LA, USA
13 confirmed guest appearances