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Sophie Maxis

Associate Professor | of School Counseling

Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management | College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

urban school counseling, professional school counselor efficacy, high school freshman retention, university-high school partnership, community-based transformational learning, first-generation college access and retention


PhD              Counselor Education, University of Florida
EdS/MEd    Counselor Education-School Counseling with Emphasis in Mental Health, University of Florida
BS                 Mathematics Education, Oakwood University


Courses Taught

  • Practicum in School Counseling
  • Internship in School Counseling: College and Career Readiness
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Personality and Lifespan Development
  • Theories in Counseling
  • Diversity in Higher Education (Student Affairs program-graduate level)
  • Family and Community Involvement in Education (Pre-Service Teacher program-undergraduate)


  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
  • American School Counseling Association (ASCA)
  • Florida School Counselor Association (FSCA)
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education (SACES)

Contact Information

Building 57, Room 3436

(904) 620-1112