Aurora University

Faculty

Kathleen Bradley
Kathleen Bradley, PhD

Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Special Education Office Phone: 630-844-5269
Email: kbradley@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Language disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, college-bound autism Education: PhD, Northwestern University
MA, Roosevelt University
AB, Princeton University Favorite thing about AU: "My students--they always make my day."

Pamela Garriott
Pamela Garriott, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Special Education Office Phone: 630-844-7849
Email: pgarriott@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Reading, writing, parents of students with disabilities Education: PhD, Indiana University
MS, Indiana State University
BS, Indiana State University
Favorite thing about AU: "The caring community of learners created by faculty and students."

Keith Hermann
Keith Herrmann, MA

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physical Education Office Phone: 630-844-3825
Email: kherrman@aurora.edu Education: MAT, Aurora University
BS, Illinois State University
Favorite thing about AU: "The family atmosphere and the sense of community."

Jennifer Kohnke
Jennifer Kohnke, EdD

Associate Professor of Education Office Phone: 630-844-5684
Email: jkohnke@aurora.edu Education: EdD, Educational Leadership and Organizational Change with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction, Roosevelt University
MA, Elementary Education, Roosevelt University
BA, Psychology, Roosevelt University
Type 03 Illinois Teacher Certification, Social Science and ESL Endorsement
Type 75 Illinois Administrator Certification Favorite thing about AU: "The support, collaboration, and relationship with the community."

Aubrey Southall
Aubrey Southall, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education, Chair of Secondary Education Office Phone: 630-844-6178
Email: asouthall@aurora.edu Education: PhD, Teaching and Learning, Georgia State University 
EdS, Teaching and Learning, Georgia State University
MEd, Social Studies Education, The University of Georgia
BA, Political Science, The University of Georgia
BSEd, Social Studies Education, TESOL, The University of Georgia Favorite thing about AU: "Students from all content disciplines come together in coursework and extracurricular activities to make the program feel like home." View LinkedIn Profile

Deborah Stevens-Marchigiani
Deborah Stevens-Marchigiani, PhD

Professor of Education, Chair of Initial Licensure, Early Childhood Education and ESL/BIL Program Office Phone: 630-844-5425
Email: dmarchig@aurora.edu Education: PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Reading, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Loyola University Chicago
MA, Reading Elementary Education, Governors State University
BA, Elementary/Secondary Education and Philosophy, Marquette University Favorite thing about AU: "Helping a student learn a difficult concept while they are fully engaged in the learning process."

Jim Varney
Jim Varney, EdD

Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Elementary Education Office Phone: 630-844-4572
Email: jvarney@aurora.edu