Aurora University

Faculty

Chih-Chiun Chen
Chih-Chiun Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology Office Phone: 630-844-7560
Email: cchen@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Anatomy and physiology, cellular biology, molecular biology, health professions Education:

PhD, Molecular Genetics, The University of Illinois at Chicago
MS, Biochemistry, National Yangming University in Taiwan
BS, Human Nutrition, Fujen Catholic University in Taiwan

Alma Rodriguez Estrada
Alma Rodriguez Estrada, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology Office Phone: 630-844-5266
Email: arodriguezestrada@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, mycology and mushroom cultivation, plant pathology Education: PhD, Plant Pathology, Pennsylvania State University-University Park
MS, Plant Pathology, Pennsylvania State University-University Park
BS, Universidad Veracruzana-Cordoba Favorite thing about AU: "I feel passionate about teaching at AU and I truly enjoy learning along with students." View LinkedIn Profile

Ami Johanson
Ami Johanson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Office Phone: 630-844-5420
Email: ajohanson@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Biochemistry, organic chemistry, kinetics, spectroscopy, food chemistry, physical chemistry Education: PhD, Chemistry, Northwestern University
BS, Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Favorite thing about AU: "Being in the lab with students as they experience chemistry in action."

William Martin
William Martin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology Department Office Phone: 630-844-6841
Email: wmartin@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Botany, cellular biology, genetics, horticulture, physiology Education: PhD, Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, University of Wisconsin
MS, Plant Breeding and Plant Genetic, University of Wisconsin
BS, Biology and Chemistry, St. Norbert College
Favorite thing about AU: "Class sizes that allow faculty to get to know students and help them towards their goals."

Kyle McElhoney
Kyle McElhoney, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Office Phone: 630-844-7588
Email: kmcelhoney@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: General chemistry, analytical chemistry, ion-selective electrodes, ion chromatography Education: PhD, Chemistry, Tufts University
BS, Chemistry, Siena College Favorite thing about AU: "Working closely with our faculty and students."

Todd Roach
Todd Roach, DC

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Office Phone: 630-844-6843
Email: troach@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, immunology, endocrinology Education: Doctor of Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences
BS, Human Biology, National University of Health Sciences
BS, Neuroanatomy, Purdue University

Mark Zelman
Mark Zelman, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology Office Phone: 630-844-5142
Email: mzelman@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Microbiology, immunology, cell biology, human biology Education: PhD, Loyola University Chicago
BS, Rockford College Favorite thing about AU: "Working closely with students as they find their place in the world."