John M. Trayhan, PhDASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Office: Ayres Hall 137
Phone: 210-434-6711, ext. 2267
PhD, 2003, Our Lady of the Lake University, Leadership Studies
MA, 1987, Texas State University (Southwest Texas State University), Public Administration
BS, 1984, Texas State University (Southwest Texas State University), Economics
John M. Trayhan, PhD, has been a member of the Our Lady of the Lake University faculty since 1997 and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Political Science and Leadership Studies departments. In addition, he has served as the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He also serves as the faculty sponsor for Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.
In the community, Dr. Trayhan served as Place 3 councilmember for the City of Schertz, Texas.
Outside the classroom, Dr. Trayhan has more than 20 years experience working in municipal government. He has served as city manager of Cuero, Texas, and Kaufman, Texas. He also served as assistant to the city manager of Ennis, Texas, and aquatic supervisor of New Braunfels, Texas.
In his last position as city manager in Cuero, Dr. Trayhan assisted with obtaining $3.7 million in municipal grants, completed $4.1 million in capital improvements, reduced property taxes, increased city reserves by 66 percent, and is credited with various economic development successes.
Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University.