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 •

Specialty: Retention

Advising Majors: Criminal Justice

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 •

Specialty: Undecided students

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

BA, Communication, Aurora University
MBA with a concentration in Leadership, 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 •

Specialty: Leadership

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

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 •

Specialty: First-year students

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

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 •

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

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 •

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

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

Specialty: Secondary Education Certification, Student Athletes

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

BA, Business Administration, Aurora University
MBA, Aurora University

Caley Thanepohn
Caley Thanepohn, Academic Advisor

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

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

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