Meet Your Graduate Admissions Officer

Welcome! Our Graduate Admissions team is excited to chat with you about your academic opportunities at Jacksonville University. Please find your admissions counselor below and set up 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. 


Kristen Kirkendall's headshotKristen Kirkendall, M. Ed.

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions and Communications  |    +1 904-256-7169

  • Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Students
  • Nursing Graduate Degrees and Certificates
  • General Questions and Concerns

Antonio Starke's headshotAntonio Starke, M.A.

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions  |    +1 904-256-7472

  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety
  • Healthcare Quality and Safety Post-Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
  • Pathways to Speech-Language Pathology (Pre-Requisite Program)
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders (Pre-Requisites)



Ben Southern's headshot Ben Southern, M.B.A.

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

  • Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration in Leadership Development
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Dentistry
  • Certificate in Orthodontics



Joel Walker's headshotJoel Walker, M.A.

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

  • Master of Science in Sport Management
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
  • Master of Science in Marine Science
  • Master in Public Policy
  • Master in Public Policy and Juris Doctor
  • Executive Master in Public Policy
  • Master of Education in Reading
  • Master of Science in Instructional Leadership, Training and Development
  • Instructional Design Certificate
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate



Chris Hicks's headshot Kyrstin Creswell

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions  |    +1 904-256-7002

  • Master of Fine Arts in Choreography
  • Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts




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(904) 256-8000