Alicia Fredericksen


I am a first year Master’s student in the Marriage and Family Counseling program. I love working with children, and passionately believe that the best way to help them is to work with the family system as a whole. Some of my specific interests include the challenges of military families, students at risk for depression […]

Sean L. Bates


My name is Sean Bates and I’m a native of Richmond, Virginia. After graduating from James Madison University with a degree in Health Services Administration, I worked and lived in London England for nearly a year, working as Assistant Service Manager (Hospital Administrator) for St. Luke’s Hospital, one of the oldest psychiatric hospitals in the […]

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Leslie Bohon Hi All, I am very excited about our trip!  It is such a privilege to be able to learn more about the higher education system in a country that is changing rapidly.  We are in for a treat! I live in Gloucester, Va, about 45 minutes from Williamsburg. I grew up in the […]

Debi Butler

Debi Butler

Nǐ haǒ.  That’s hello in Mandarin Chinese. I just learned that today.  My name is Debi Butler and this is my first year in the Ph.D. program in Higher Education at the W&M School of Education.  I am excited to participate in this course and eager to learn as much as possible in the twelve […]

Richelle Joe

Richelle Joe

This past fall, I began the doctoral program for Counselor Education and Supervision here at William & Mary. Prior to my enrollment, I served as a secondary school teacher and a middle school counselor in Chesapeake, VA and as a family and behavior specialist in Richmond, VA. Here at W&M, my mind is being stretched […]

Katharine Sperandio


Howdy! My name is Katharine Sperandio and I am a first year graduate student in the Community Counseling–Addictions program. So far, I have really enjoyed my time here at William and Mary. I was born and raised in Texas. As much as I miss my Tex-Mex, seeing cows everywhere, country dancing, and my family, I […]

Meredith Allred


 I am a first year student in the Master’s program for Higher Education Administration, and work as a graduate assistant in the Mason school of business undergraduate program, where I focus on global initiatives and getting business students abroad. I grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and stayed put to do my undergraduate work […]

Jess Hench


I am in my first year of the PhD program in Higher Education Administration through W&M’s School of Education. I am greatly excited about this opportunity to travel with my peers and learn more about a very different culture. I grew up in Connecticut and moved to Virginia when I began my undergraduate studies at […]

Jim Barber

James P. Barber, Ph.D.  |   Assistant Professor of Education, Higher Education Program

I am an assistant professor in the Higher Education Program at the W&M School of Education.  I have a great interest in Chinese education, and I look forward to teaching the EDUC 500 class and leading our trip to China this semester.  I came to William and Mary in 2010 from the University of Michigan, […]