Meet the Crouse Center Staff

Crouse Center Meet the academic advisors helping you get on the path to success!

Our advisors work with students to help them make the transition to college life and prepare for successful futures.

Each advisor brings a diversity of experiences to the Crouse Center and also has a working knowledge of the university.

Please feel free to contact these advisors should you have have any questions about academic planning, course information or the university in general.

Meet Our Advising Staff
Julie Hall

Julie A. Hall, Student Success Counselor/Academic Advisor
630-844-5454 • jhall@aurora.edu

Specialty: Retention

Advising Majors: Criminal Justice

Education
BS, Recreation, California State University, East Bay
Masters of Public Administration (MPA), California State University, East Bay

Professional Experience
Associate Athletics Director, University of California Riverside
Director of Development, Cal Poly Pomona, Concordia University-Portland and Eastern Washington University
Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Eastern Washington University
Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services, Washington State University
Director of Programs, Marketing and Intramurals, Cal Poly Pomona
Director of Programs and Recreational Activities, California State University, East Bay

Ryan Hiller

Ryan Hiller, Spartan Fellow
630-844-5629 • rhiller@aurora.edu

Specialty: Undecided students

Advising Majors: Communication (M-Z), Psychology (M-Z), Social Work (A-L) and Undecided

Education
BA, Communication, Aurora University
MBA with a concentration in Leadership, in progress, Aurora University

Kris Johnson

Kris Johnson, Academic Advisor, Director of Student Leadership and Assistant to the Director of the Servant Leadership Initiative
630-844-5624 • kjohnson@aurora.edu

Specialty: Leadership

Advising Majors: Athletic Training, Coaching and Youth Sport Development, Exercise Science, and Physical Education K-12

Education
BS, Recreation Education, University of Iowa
MS, Recreation Administration, Aurora University

Professional Experience
Senior Recreation Therapist, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Chicago 
Assistant Professor in Recreation Administration, Aurora University
Brynn Landwehr

Brynn Landwehr, Academic Advisor / Retention Specialist
630-844-7861 • landwehr@aurora.edu

Specialty: First-year students

Advising Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Finance, Marketing and Spanish

Education
BA, Business Administration, Aurora University
MA, Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education, Lewis University

Professional Experience
Spartan Fellow, Aurora University

Mary Lohrman

Mary Lohrman, Academic Advisor
630-844-5156 • mlohrman@aurora.edu

Specialty: Certification and licensure issues

Advising Majors: Disabilities Studies, Elementary Education (A-L), Nursing (A-L), Pre-Social Work (A-L), and Pre and Special Education

Education
BA, Humanities (Elementary Education and Library Science), Purdue University
MBA, Aurora University
Coursework toward MDiv, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Professional Experience
Assistant Registrar, Lourdes College
Associate and University Registrar, Aurora University

Kidada Robinson

Kidada Robinson, Academic Advisor / Black Student Initiatives
630-844-5447 • krobinso@aurora.edu

Specialty: Black Student Initiatives

Advising Majors: Communication (A-L), Communication Sciences and Disorders, Criminal Justice (A-L), Health Science, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology (A-L), Religion and Sociology

Education
BA, Black Studies, Miami University of Ohio
MS, Family Studies and Social Work, Miami University of Ohio

Professional Experience
Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe, U.S. State Department
Minority Recruitment Specialist, Miami University of Ohio
Lance Robinson

Lance Robinson, Academic Advisor and Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball
630-844-6179 lrobinso@aurora.edu

Specialty: Secondary Education Certification, Student Athletes

Advising Majors: Actuarial Science, Biology (SED), English (SED), History (SED) and Mathematics (SED)

Education
BA, Business Administration, Aurora University
MBA, Aurora University

Caley Thanepohn

Caley Thanepohn, Academic Advisor
630-844-4935 cthanepohn@aurora.edu

Advising Majors: Art, Elementary Education (M-Z), Nursing (M-Z), Pre-Social Work (M-Z) and Theatre

Education
BA, Psychology, Northern Illinois University
MSEd, Adult and Higher Education, Northern Illinois University

Professional Experience
Program Coordinator for Orientation, Northern Illinois University

Administrative Staff
Amy Gray

Amy Gray, Assistant Vice President for Student Life
630-844-5467 agray@aurora.edu

Education
BA, Psychology and Business Administration, Augustana College
MS, College Student Personnel, Western Illinois University
EdD, Aurora University

Lilliana_Haritos

Lilliana Haritos, Academic Support Secretary
630-844-6870 • lharitos@aurora.edu

Specialty: Office Management

Education
BA, Adult Degree Completion in progress, Aurora University

Professional Experience
Student Accounts Clerk, Aurora University
Logistics Technician, Illinois Air Force National Guard