Meet Your Graduate Admissions Officer

Welcome! Our Nathan M. Bisk Center for Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions team is excited to chat with you about your academic opportunities at Jacksonville University. Please find your graduate admissions counselor below and schedule a phone or virtual appointment. We're happy to answer any questions you have about the admissions process, financial aid, next steps, and anything else you'd like to know about JU. 

Ryan Schnippert headshotRyan Schnippert

Director of Graduate Enrollment Management  |    +1 904-256-7943


Trevor White's headshotTrevor White, M.B.A.

Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment  |    +1 904-256-7862

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Florida Mental Health Licensure (non-degree coursework)
  • Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pathways to Speech-Language Pathology
  • Play Therapy Certificate
  • Speech-Language Pathology


Missy Davenport HeadshotMissy Davenport

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions  |    +1 904-256-7169

  •  Juris Doctor program




Julia Kirendall HeadshotJulia Kirkendall

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions  |    +1. 904-256-7026

  • Comprehensive Oral Implantology Certificate Program
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy



Asia ShabazzAsia Shabazz

Assistant Director of Graduate Professional Studies  |    +1 904-256-7472

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) (Online, Cohort & Nurse Practitioner Programs)
  • MSN-MBA Dual Degree
  • Nursing Post-Graduate Certificates


James Demps's headshotJames Demps

Fine Arts Recruiter |    +1 904-256-7924

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Choreography
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Arts


Rhianna BlakeRhianna Blake

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions |    +1 904-256-7333

  • ABSN
  • Exercise Science
  • Master of Science in Dentistry
  • Certificate in Orthodontics


Heidi HeadshotHeidi Porter-Perry

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions |    +1 904-256-7428

  • Dual Master in Public Policy / Marine Science
  • Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)
  • Executive Master in Public Policy (EMPP)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  • Master in Public Policy (MPP)
  • Master of Science in Marine Studies
  • Master of Science and Master of Arts in Marine Science


Marissa HeadshotMarissa Guckin

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions |    +1 904-256-7293

  • Dual Degree Programs
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics (MSABA)
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL)




The mission of the Nathan M. Bisk Center for Professional Studies is to collaborate with Jacksonville University’s academic units to develop and provide quality, rigorous education programs utilizing online and in-person delivery models. The Center will serve to support students in achieving their academic and professional goals, support faculty utilizing innovative pedagogy, support the community by ensuring graduates are workforce ready.

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(904) 256-8000