Aurora University


Toby Arquette
Toby Arquette, PhD

Dean of the Dunham School of Business and Public Policy Office Phone: 630-844-5614
Email: Areas of expertise: Communication policy and economics, communication project management, strategic communication, public relations and advertising Education: PhD, Communication, Northwestern University
MA, Communication Studies, Baylor University
BA, Liberal Arts (Economics), Wayne State University Favorite thing about AU: "The opportunity to develop deep and meaningful personal connections with our students, cultivating the future generation of community leaders through a rigorous academic experience." View LinkedIn Profile

Tom Cross
Tom Cross, JD

Executive Director, Institute for Collaboration Office Phone: 630-844-7803

Matthew S. Dabros
Matthew S. Dabros, PhD

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Chair of Public Policy and Administration, Master of Public Administration Director Office Phone: 630-844-7568
Email: Areas of expertise: Political science and public policy, American government and public policy Education: PhD, Political Science, Purdue University
MS, Economics, Purdue University
MA, Political Science, Purdue University
BA, Political Science, Aurora University

David Dial
David Dial, MPA, MA

Associate Professor, Chair of Criminal Justice Office Phone: 630-844-4930
Email: Areas of expertise: Leadership, law enforcement management, community-oriented policing, intelligence-led policing, efficient and fiscally responsibly policing Education:

Senior Management Institute for Police sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum
Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy
MA, Homeland Security and Defense United States Naval Postgraduate School
MPA, University of Colorado
BA, San Jose State College


Favorite thing about AU: "The opportunity to be significant in the lives of others."

Caleb Lewis
Caleb Lewis, PhD

Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance Office Phone: 630-844-5622
Email: Areas of expertise: Corporate finance, personal finance, economics Education:

PhD, Economics, Northern Illinois University
MA, Economics, Northern Illinois University
Favorite thing about AU: "The faculty and staff are all focused on students and preparing them for future success."

Mark Petersen
Mark Petersen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration Office Phone: 630-844-3865
Email: Areas of expertise: Public administration and international relations Education: MA/PhD, Purdue University
BA, Fresno Pacific University Favorite thing about AU: "The opportunity to work with students as they achieve their potential." View LinkedIn Profile

Catherine Peterson, MPA

Dean of Woodstock Center Office Phone: 815-880-5356

Stephanie A. Whitus, PhD
Stephanie A. Whitus, PhD

Professor of Criminal Justice Office Phone: 630-844-7532
Email: Areas of expertise: Death-sentenced and life-sentenced populations, special needs offenders and correctional populations, child maltreatment sequelae, technology-enhanced criminal justice education, technology-enhanced training and education for correctional personnel Education: PhD, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
MPA, University of Texas
BS, Criminal Justice, University of Texas Favorite thing about AU: "Working with colleagues who have a shared focus—helping students discover and develop their professional and personal passions."