Jessica Harpster


Assistant Dean of Graduate and Transfer Admissions

Phone: (814) 641-3955

Jessica's Bio

Jessica Harpster

  • BA, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed. The Pennsylvania State University

Since starting at Juniata, in May of 2019, Jess, has been affiliated with the Graduate Studies Program, working as the administrative assistant, who’s duties included onboarding, registering, and guiding graduate students through their selected programs.  After a short period of time in the Registrar’s Office, learning the process of transfer credit evaluation, along with many other things, Jess accepted her current position and joined the Enrollment Team as both the Graduate Studies and Transfer Admissions Coordinator, in June of 2022.  Jess plans to use her experiences and institutional knowledge to help potential graduate and transfer students understand all the benefits Juniata has to offer them.

Prior to coming to Juniata, Jess spent 7 years as an Agricultural Education Teacher, teaching in both Montana and Pennsylvania.

Jess and her husband Lance, along with their three children, Logan, McKenzi, and Kolby, live outside of Petersburg, PA.  When not a one of the kids sporting event, you will find Jess and her family enjoying the outdoors.