Meet Your Admissions Representative

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Our recruiting representatives are here to help you through the application process and answer any questions you may have about JBU's degree programs. Contact us, and we will help you get in touch with the appropriate representative.


Mark BjornsenMark Bjornsen
Recruiting/Business Development Representative

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

2807 Ajax Ave, Ste 200
Rogers, AR 72758
E markb@jbu.edu
P 479.631.4665 | 800.528.4723
C 540.369.8687

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.  

Jennifer HouseJennifer House
Recruiting/Business Development Representative

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

10816 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72211
jenniferh@jbu.edu

P: 501.771.9000
C 504.356.1258

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
Recruiting Representative

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

2807 Ajax Avenue, Ste 200
Rogers, AR 72758
jeffk@jbu.edu
P 479.631.4665 | 800.528.4723
C 504.356.1398

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
Recruiting Representative

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

2807 Ajax Avenue, Ste 200
Rogers, AR 72758
E joshp@jbu.edu 
P 479.631.4665 
C 504.356.1382

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 their careers. 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.

Kent ShafferKENT SHAFFER
Recruiting Representative

B.A.S., Abilene Christian University
M.S., John Brown University

E kents@jbu.edu
P 479-631-4665 / 800-528-4723 (toll-free)
C 504.356.1326
F 479-631-0897
2807 Ajax Avenue, Suite 200, Rogers, AR 72758

Since he began working for JBU in 2008, Kent has helped several students fulfill their educational and professional goals. He loves to hear students' stories because it gives him context for how their experiences have shaped and prepared them for the work ahead. Kent was a non-traditional student himself; he finished his degree while working full-time to support his family. He finds it very rewarding to see students at graduation with their families as they celebrate their accomplishments.

Kent lives in the Rogers area and enjoys golf, woodworking, grilling, hiking, watching sports and video-gaming. He and his wife Becky have three daughters, Christin, Hannah, and Caitlynn, and fostered youth for 18 years. In 2009, Kent and Becky started a nonprofit called Saving Grace after seeing a need to help youth transition from foster care into adulthood. In part, the program grew from the head, heart, hand principle Kent learned as a student at JBU.   

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