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Amanda AbramovitzAmanda Abramovitz
Graduate Business Representative, Little Rock

B.S., John Brown University

8114 Cantrell Road, Ste 250
Little Rock, AR 72227
P 501.771.9000
C 479.427.2211

Amanda works with students interested in Graduate programs in Little Rock or JBU Online. She chose to work at John Brown University after having a great experience as a traditional undergraduate student in Siloam Springs.

Amanda and her husband Bryan live in Conway with a fluffy pup named Tebow. They all love traveling and being outdoors. Hiking and camping are some of their favorite activities. Amanda is working on her master’s degree in higher education and, being a product of the 80s, has recently discovered a love for Jazzercise. She also loves advising students as this student service was pivotal to her years as an undergraduate student. Bryan is a physical therapist who loves all things fly fishing and occasionally convinces Amanda and Tebow to tag along.

Mark BjornsenMark Bjornsen
Graduate Education & Higher Education Representative

M.Ed., Regent University; B.S., Houghton College

2807 Ajax Ave, Ste 200
Rogers, AR 72758
P 479.631.4665 | 800.528.4723
C 540.226.6754

Prior to coming to JBU, Mark spent 19 years teaching in public and private schools and worked with a diverse population of all ages. He also coached soccer at the collegiate level. He understands the demands on students’ time as they pursue a graduate degree, and looks forward to introducing students to what JBU has to offer by way of graduate programs and helping them as they plan for the future.

Mark is a native of New York but spent that last 24 years in the shadows of Washington D.C. before arriving in northwest Arkansas. His daughter is a student/athlete at JBU, and as a result of the outstanding impact JBU had on his family, he and his wife moved halfway across the country to be a part of JBU’s mission and work. Mark loves spending time with family, traveling, and coaching soccer and volleyball. He looks forward to becoming a part of the northwest Arkansas community. 


Kelly DeWittKelly DeWitt
Graduate Representative, Fort Smith

M.S.A.S., University of South Dakota; B.A., Central Methodist University

1401 South Waldron Road, Ste 201
Fort Smith, AR 72903
P 479.646.0082
C 479.653.5003

Kelly is the Admissions Counselor at JBU’s Fort Smith Center, serving Graduate and JBU Online students. She has a passion for helping students achieve their goals and has several years experience working specifically with adults who want to return to school. She understands the demands that life has on an adult student and believes that determination, a healthy support system and trust in God are three things that can help to obtain your educational goals. Kelly earned her master’s degree in 2009 as an adult, working full time and raising a family.

Kelly’s favorite past time is making memories with her family, which she believes can even be done in the comforts of home. Her favorite season is fall, not only because of all the beautiful colors in nature, but also all the fun family activities — visiting the pumpkin patch, making caramel apples, bobbing for apples, carving pumpkins, playing in the leaves, baking pumpkin deserts, etc. Kelly and her husband live in Greenwood, Arkansas with their four children — two nearly grown boys and two young girls. She believes that life is an adventure worth living and loving!


Jennifer HouseJennifer House
Graduate Counseling Representative, Little Rock

M.A.T., University of Arkansas; B.S., Oklahoma State University

8114 Cantrell Road, Ste 250
Little Rock, AR 72227
P 501.771.9000
C 479.685.9913

With a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Arkansas, Jennifer taught nine years in the public school setting, serving students at the elementary level both in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri. Recognizing the holistic impact mental health professionals provided her students and their families, Jennifer chose to pursue a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Currently a part-time graduate student, she chose JBU because it was an opportunity to integrate her faith with a passion toward learning how to guide others through the healing process. She recognizes the drive and dedication it takes to pursue a Master’s degree and loves working within a higher education setting.

Jennifer is an avid runner, swimmer, and large fan of the cycling community in Little Rock! She not only loves the outdoors, but she also enjoys visiting the Farmers Market on Saturday. A heart for animals, you can also find her volunteering at the local animal shelter. Jennifer is the proud aunt of Stella Parr, a superhero in training who loves magic wands, horses, and pink sunglasses.

Jeff KentJeff Kent
Graduate Counseling Representative, Rogers & Siloam Springs

M.Ed., Delta State University; B.A., University of Iowa

2807 Ajax Avenue, Ste 200
Rogers, AR 72758
P 479.631.4665 | 800.528.4723
C 479.871.7956

Jeff joined the JBU family on June 19, 2017. Prior to his arrival, he spent the last 10 years as a cross country and track and field coach at the collegiate level. Jeff enjoys developing relationships with students to collaborate and find the degree program best suited for them. He’s excited about the opportunity to help others achieve their goals in a Christian atmosphere.

Jeff and his wife Carrie have one son and two dogs. They reside in Fayetteville and love the outdoors. Jeff loves to run and fish, but most importantly loves spending time with his family. They are thankful to live in northwest Arkansas and call it home.

Josh Price
Graduate Business/Graduate Cybersecurity Representative

M.Div. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A. John Brown University

2807 Ajax Avenue, Ste 200
Rogers, AR 72758
P 479.631.4665 
C 479.215.9593

Josh attended JBU for his bachelor’s degree. He had a great experience at JBU, and was excited to join the university’s graduate admissions team. He loves meeting prospective students and helping them invest in their future. He wants to help students develop a biblical worldview and live out their biblical convictions in the world of business. Josh also understands the challenges of pursuing a master’s degree; he completed his Master of Divinity while working full-time to provide for his family.

Josh lives in Bentonville with his wife, Cammie, and their two children, Hadley and Thomas. Josh loves to spend time with his children, and their favorite activities are reading books, playing outside, and playing with Legos. He also enjoys lifting weights and discussing theology/philosophy.

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