Amanda Flora (agf8n)
Amanda is a second year doctoral student in the Counselor Education program. She received her B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University and her M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University. Her previous professional experience includes serving troubled youth and their families, and adults with developmental disabilities. She is actively involved with several organizations, including the Curry School Ed Council, the Jefferson Counselor Association, and the Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
Ben Paxton (bgp2a)
Ben has been a doctoral student in the Social Foundations of Education program since the fall of 2003, where he focuses on philosophical and ethical issues in education. He received a B.A. in philosophy and history from Middlebury College in 1995, a M.Div. from Yale in 2002, and a M.A.R. in Ethics from Yale in 2003. While in New Haven, he served as Community Life Coordinator for the Divinity School and as Chair of the Yale Committee for Social Justice. Before working with Dr. Pate as a Graduate Administrative Assistant, Ben worked as a graduate assistant for Professors Eric Bredo and Jennifer de Forest. For the past two years he has also taught “Introduction to Social Foundations” and “Education, Ethics and Policy” courses at Virginia Commonwealth University