About Us

Paul Bobbitt

Associate Dean of Work




Ellen Graves

Director of Work Learning & Programs


Ellen Graves, the Director of Work Learning & Programs, originally came to Warren Wilson College as a student.  She intended to major in Outdoor Leadership but graduated in 2006 with a BA in Psychology. Within the Work Program, Ellen facilitates the ongoing conversation about work-learning and its place in current Triad Education model. She helps crews foster learning environments and supports supervisors as educators by working with the Center for Teaching & Learning, mentoring supervisors, providing trainings and resources. Additionally, Ellen oversees the allocation of Work Program Funds for student and supervisor development. Ellen enjoys hunting for great used vinyl and exploring Asheville’s food scene. Somewhat of a beach aficionado, she notes her favorites as Ocracoke on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the Golden Bay in Malta. Her favorite book is The Z was Zapped by Chris van Allsberg.


Paul Andersen

Work Program Operations Manager



Kara Franke

Director of Occupational Safety & Training