Dean (904) 620-1360
Dr. John Kantner joined the University of North Florida in 2013 as the Assistant Vice President for Research, and was appointed Associate Vice President for Research & Dean of the Graduate School in 2014. Previously, he was Vice President for Academic & Institutional Advancement at the School for Advanced Research, an independent research center for the social sciences and humanities. From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Kantner was an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology & Geography at Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1999, where he studied archaeology, anthropology, geography, geochemistry, and evolutionary theory. Dr. Kantner's research focuses on the archaeology of ancient societies, with a particular interest in the processes through which complex social and political institutions emerged throughout human history.
Ada M. Urbizu
Ada Urbizu is from Orlando, Fla. Prior to joining The Graduate School in January 2012, she took a 16 year hiatus from the business sector to raise her three children as a stay-at-home mom. She volunteers at Christ the King Catholic School and is looking forward to growing with the UNF family.
Coordinator of Admissions
Paige is from Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor's of Science. She relocated to Jacksonville in 2008 where she immediately joined UNF. Prior to joining the Graduate School in 2005, she worked in the Student Financial Services office and then Enrollment Services processing. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and pets, entering her car in car shows, and doing anything that is creative and artistic.
Coordinator of Outreach and Recruitment
Britt is from Wisconsin and graduated from UNF in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and a concentration in Public Relations. Prior to joining the Graduate School, she worked in Undergraduate Admissions and traveled around the state and nation recruiting High School students to come to UNF. She is currently working on her Masters of Educational Leadership and will graduate in April 2016. In her free time, she loves to watch the Packers with the North Florida Packer Backers, continue working with her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, travel, and spend time with family and friends
Ben is originally from Jacksonville, Fla. and took his talents to Greenville, SC. where he studied at Furman University earning a Bachelor of Arts in History. Ben returned to Jacksonville in 2012 and worked for City Year Jacksonville, an Americorps program. Ben is now a graduate student completing his Master of Education in School Counseling and will graduate in 2016. Ben loves to play soccer and is a huge Jaguar fan!
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