Aurora University

Faculty

Faith Agostinone Wilson
Faith Agostinone Wilson, EdD

Professor of Education Office Phone: 630-844-4226
Email: fwilson@aurora.edu Education:

EdD, Oklahoma State University
MTA, University of Tulsa
BA, University of Tulsa

Favorite thing about AU: "Teaching and learning with my graduate students."

Jack Barshinger
Jack Barshinger, EdD

University Professor Office Phone: 630-844-7596
Email: jbarshin@aurora.edu Education: EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, Northern Illinois University
MS, Education, Northern Illinois University
BS, Elementary Education, Northern Illinois University Favorite thing about AU: "The doctoral program, which builds knowledge, networks, and systems for continuous improvement." View LinkedIn Profile

Jessica Heybach Vivirito
Jessica Heybach Vivirito, EdD

Associate Professor of Education, Chair of EdD Program Office Phone: 630-844-5782
Email: jvivirit@aurora.edu Education: EdD, Curriculum Leadership, Northern Illinois University
MSEd, Social Foundations of Education, Northern Illinois University
MSEd, Elementary Education, Northern Illinois University Favorite thing about AU: "My students, who remind me every day how education disrupts and transforms us in powerful ways." View LinkedIn Profile

Austin Pickup
Austin Pickup, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education Office Phone: 630-844-7597
Email: apickup@aurora.edu Education: PhD, Educational Research, The University of Alabama
MA, Secondary Education, The University of Alabama
BA, History, Western Kentucky University  Favorite thing about AU: "The opportunity I have to engage with current P-20 educators in my classroom."

Jerald (Jay) Thomas
Jerald (Jay) Thomas, EdD

Professor of Education Office Phone: 630-844-6231
Email: jthomas@aurora.edu Education: EdD, Educational Psychology, Northern Illinois University
MSEd, Foundations of Education, Northern Illinois University
BA, Psychology, Aurora University
Favorite thing about AU: "The campus has been home to my family since 1948."