Dr. Pauric Travers

Pauric Travers is an educationalist and historian. He is a graduate of UCD where he completed his BA and his MA and the Australian National University where he completed his PhD.

He was appointed first lay President of St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, in 1999. He is a member of DCU Governing Authority. He is a founding Director of the Centre for Cross Border Studies; a member of the North/South Standing Committee on Teacher Education; a founding member of Conference of Heads of Irish Colleges of Education (CHoICE); a member of the Board of the Teaching Council; a member of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland and a variety of other learned societies.

Dr Travers has lectured extensively at historical and educational conferences in Europe, America and Australia and has acted as external examiner for a number of third level institutions in Ireland and abroad.

Previous roles include: Academic Director, Parnell Summer School; Joint Editor, Studia Hibernica; Member of Management Committee Irish Historical Studies; Treasurer, Irish Historical Society; Chairman, Irish Centre for Australian Studies, Dublin; Committee Member Irish Committee for Historical Sciences; Member of History in Schools Sub-Committee.

His publications include Settlements & Divisions: Ireland 1870-1922 (Helicon History of Ireland vol.7, 1988);Time Traveller (Fallon & Co, Dublin, 1996) a multi-volume history programme for Irish Primary Schools; Eamon de Valera (Life & Times no. 3, Dublin, 1994); and jointly edited collections on The Irish Emigrant Experience in Australia (Poolbeg, 1991); Irish Culture and Nationalism 1750-1950 (Macmillan 1982); jointly edited The Ivy Leaf – The Parnells Remembered (UCD Press 2007) and Words of the Dead Chief – Charles Stewart Parnell (UCD Press 2009) .