Dr. Maynard teaches team effectiveness and leadership classes at both the undergraduate and graduate (Denver Executive MBA and Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise MBA) levels at CSU where he has been nominated for a variety of teaching awards. Additionally, Travis has provided numerous talks to industry members on tactics they can employ to improve their team’s performance levels. In addition to teaching, Travis has also conducted extensive research in the areas of team effectiveness and leadership. Specifically, his research interests include the role that team contextual variables have on team interactions and outcomes.
Recent research endeavors have focused on the effect of team members interacting via technology (virtual teams), and the impact that organizational climate has on team dynamics and performance. He is currently conducting large scale data collection efforts focused on team dynamics across multiple healthcare facilities in the United States. He has received several research awards for his publications in the Journal of Management, and has also published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Group & Organization Management, Small Group Research, Organizational Psychology Review, and Human Performance.