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The Office of Advisement: Staff

Jason Traber, Senior Academic Advisor
Jason has worked for the university since May 2001. He earned a B.A. in Physical Education with a Sport Management emphasis and a minor in History from Lindenwood University in May 2000. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Saint Louis University in December 2012.  He advises students who are majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, Health Care Management, Information Sciences and Computer Technology and Hospitality and Tourism Management. He is also a member of the Anheuser-Busch School of Business Advisory Council. Contact Mr. Traber at (314) 340-3312 or by email at

Elizabeth Speckman, Academic Advisor
Elizabeth has worked for the university since December 2006. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with a minor in Marketing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in December 2005. She advises students who are majoring in or seeking initial certification in Early Childhood or Elementary Education, and students majoring in Educational Studies. Contact Ms. Speckman at (314) 340-3311 or by email at

Tiffini Rushing, Academic Advisor
Tiffini has worked for the university since March 2007. She earned a B.S. in Speech Communications from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in December 2001. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Lindenwood University in December 2006. She advises students who are majoring in Criminal Justice, Professional Interdisciplinary Studies or Urban Affairs, and students who are undecided on a major. Contact Ms. Rushing at (314) 340-3313 or by email at

Robert Arbuthnot, Academic Advisor
Robert has worked for the university since July 2009. He began his employment in the Office of the Bursar. He is the newest member of the advising team. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Fontbonne University. He advises students who are majoring in or seeking initial certification in Middle or Secondary Education, and students majoring in Biology or Mathematics. Contact Mr. Arbuthnot at (314) 340-3309 or by email at

Jyhardis Turner, Secretary
Jyhardis has worked for the university for over 20 years. She began her employment in the Office of Academic Advisement and later worked in the Office of Admissions. She transitioned back to the advisement office in May 2002. She has seen the university evolve to what it is today and looks forward to continuing to assist students. Contact Ms. Turner at (314) 340-3307 or by email at  


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