Aurora University

Faculty

Bridgitte Barclay
Bridgitte Barclay, PhD

Associate Professor of English, Chair of English Department Office Phone: 630-844-6195
Email: bbarclay@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Environmental humanities, science fiction, gender studies, archival research, comics and graphic novels, modern and contemporary American literature, composition, argument, ecomedia Education: PhD, English, University of Texas, Arlington Favorite thing about AU: "The community between students, graduates, and faculty that goes beyond four years." View LinkedIn Profile

Patrick Dunn
Patrick Dunn, PhD

Associate Professor of English Office Phone: 630-844-5417
Email: pdunn@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: British literature, 20th century British and American literature, linguistics, poetry Education: PhD, Northern Illinois University
MA, Northern Illinois University
BA, University of Dubuque
Favorite thing about AU: "Sharing the curiosity of my students and contributing to their intellectual growth."

Sara Elliott
Sara Elliott, PhD

Associate Professor of English Office Phone: 630-844-6514
Email: selliot@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: First-year composition, creative writing, American literature, cultural diversity, civic engagement, social justice Education: PhD, English, Northern Illinois University
MA, English, Northern Illinois University
BA, English, Wheaton College Favorite thing about AU: "Working with students from a wide range of backgrounds."

Sara Gerend
Sara Gerend, PhD

Associate Professor of English Office Phone: 630-844-3842
Email: sgerend@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Modernism, 20th-century British and American literature, gender studies Education: PhD, English, University of California, Santa Barbara
MA, English, University of California, Santa Barbara
BA, English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Favorite thing about AU: "The hardworking and dedicated students who make me proud to teach here."

Donovan Gwinner, PhD

Associate Professor of English Office Phone: 630-844-5228
Email: dgwinner@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: College writing, American literature, multicultural literature, cultural studies, western American literature, colonial/postcolonial studies Education:

PhD, English Language and Literature, University of Arizona
MA, University of Arizona
BA in Arts and Letters, University of Oregon

Favorite thing about AU: "Dedicated students and great colleagues."

Dan Hipp
Dan Hipp, PhD

Professor of English Office Phone: 630-844-4883
Email: dhipp@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Modernist literature, Victorian literature, history of the English language, psychology, literature Education:

PhD, English, Vanderbilt University
MA, English, Villanova University
BA, English, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Favorite thing about AU: "The 'gauntlet' at commencement when faculty applaud for all the graduates."

Julie Hipp
Julie Hipp, PhD

Associate Professor of English Office Phone: 630-844-6503
Email: jhipp@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: British literature, secondary education, gender studies, college writing, research Education: PhD, English, Vanderbilt University
MA, English, University of Notre Dame
BA, English/German, University of Notre Dame Favorite thing about AU: "The opportunities AU provides for first-generation college students."