Superherologist Travis Langley, the author of BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY: A DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT, is a psychology professor who teaches on the psychology of crime, mental illness, social behavior, and media (including comic books), not to mention a course titled BATMAN, at Henderson State University. He received his bachelor's degree from Hendrix College and his doctorate in psychology from Tulane University.
Dr. Langley has also been a child abuse investigator, courtroom expert, and undefeated champion on the Wheel of Fortune game show even though none of the puzzles they gave him were about psychology or superheroes.
Thousands follow him as @Superherologist on Twitter. 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, WonderCon, and New York Comic Con, joined by great people like Bat-Films executive producer Michael Uslan, legendary comic book writer Dennis O'Neil, Batman actor Adam West, and West's Catwoman Lee Meriwether. As part of their ongoing ERIICA Project (Empirical Research on the Interpretation and Influence of the Comic Arts), Travis and his students investigate how fans see themselves and their heroes. Psychology Today runs his column, "Beyond Heroes and Villains."