Jennifer Buckley, EdD

Jennifer BuckleyExecutive Director, School of Education and Human Performance
Office Location: Alumni Hall 122
Phone Number: 630-844-6155
Email Address:

Teaching Philosophy

As a university professor I am committed to student learning.  My objectives are (a) to be  student centered, (b) to facilitate lifelong learning skills, (c) to foster critical thinking skills, and (d) to prepare my students to be competent professionals in the field.  I work to create an inclusive environment in the classroom that encourages diversity, active learning, and application of concepts to increase relevancy of core concepts.  Each student brings different knowledge and experience to the classroom and I am committed to adapting my teaching pedagogy to meet the needs of the learner.

EdD Northern Illinois University
MS Illinois State University
BS and BA Aurora University

Areas of Specialization
Exercise Science

Courses Taught
Physiology of Exercise
Administration of Coaching and Fitness and Health Promotion
Advanced Program Design for Special Populations
Introduction to Fitness and Health Promotion

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Buckley, J.  (2014).  Peer Evaluation:  Classroom Observations.  Roundtable discussion presented at
    The Chair as Strategic Partner Conference, The Council of Independent Colleges.  Charlotte, NC.

Radtke, S. & Buckley, J.  (2011).  Learning How to Learn in the Classroom.  AU Faculty Research and
    Teaching Symposium.  Aurora, IL.

Buckley, J.  (2009).  Healthy mind + healthy body = freshman success.  Roundtable discussion presented at
    The National Conference on Students in Transition, Salt Lake City, UT.

Buckley, J.  (2009).  How Self-Esteem Influences Learning and What Educators Can Do to Enhance it.  
    AU Faculty Research and Teaching Symposium.  Aurora, IL.

Buckley, J.  (2009).  The value of physical education and wellness for the first-year student.  The Journal of
    College Orientation and Transition, 16(1), 45-52.

Member of Aurora University’s Athletic Hall of Fame
Member of Downers Grove South’s Athletic Hall of Fame

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Chair of Faculty Affairs Committee
Faculty Advisor to F-PEC Student Organization
Faculty Mentor to the Women’s Basketball Team

Associate Professor