Ileana Brooks, Ph.D.

Ileana BrooksAssociate Professor of Economics and Finance
Dunham School of Business

Office Location: Dunham Hall, Room 235
Telephone: 630-844-4892
Fax: 630-844-7830
Email: ibrooks@aurora.edu

I am what they would call "an old timer" at AU. My twenty-year tenure at AU has been professionally rewarding. Students majoring in business will not only find me teaching economics and finance courses but also mentoring and developing their leadership skills and assisting them with their career goals. My other two passions are international travel and community involvement. Over the years, I have taken several groups of students to different international destinations. My involvement as faculty advisor for two student organizations, the Dunham Scholars program and our Delta Mu Delta honor society chapter Iota Phi, has afforded me many opportunities to serve our community. I have been part of the Healthy Living Council these last few years and as such I have been conducting research on healthy eating.

Education
Ph.D.  Economics- Northern Illinois University
M.S.  Applied Economics- Northern Illinois University
B.S. Economics-Northern Illinois University

Areas of Specialization
Economics
Finance

Courses Taught
Principles of Macro and Microeconomics
Principles of Finance
Economics and Finance at the Master's level.
Business Statistics

Highlights of Presentations, Honors and Professional Contributions
"The Growing Importance of Remittances in Nicaragua" presented at IABPAD Conference, 2008.
"The Effective Use of Power Point in the Classroom" presented at Teaching Economics Conference, 2008.
"The United States Financial System", a week-long seminar presented at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, 2005.
Tony Olejnik Leadership Service Award, 2006-2007
Women of Distinction Award, YWCA, 2007.

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Dunham Scholar Professor, 2004-present
Delta Mu Delta Advisor, 2004-present
LASO Interim Advisor, 2008

Other Interests
Community Involvement: DeKalb County Habitat for Humanity Board Member
International Travel: Several European countries, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, Jamaica and hopefully many more countries.