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."

Doug Kieso
Doug Kieso, PhD, JD

Professor of Criminal Justice Office Phone: 630-844-4943
Email: Areas of expertise: Prelaw, constitutional law, criminal law, criminology, white-collar crime Education: PhD, University of California at Irvine
JD, University of Illinois
MAS, Accountancy, Northern Illinois University
BS, Accountancy, Northern Illinois University Favorite thing about AU: "Working with an intelligent, dedicated, hardworking faculty."

Brandon R. Kooi
Brandon R. Kooi, PhD

Professor of Criminal Justice Office Phone: 630-844-4236
Email: Areas of expertise: Police leadership, community justice, crime mapping, environmental criminology 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 university continues to grow and improve year after year, even during periods of state financial crisis." View LinkedIn Profile

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."