Faculty

Chih-Chiun (C.J.) Chen, PhD
Chih-Chiun (C.J.) Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Health Science, Pre-Medical Professionals Advisor 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

Jane Davis, DVM
Jane Davis, DVM

Professor of Biology, Chair of Human-Animal Studies Department Office Phone: 630-844-4579
Email: jdavis@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, public health, human-animal studies, veterinary sciences and medicine Education: DVM, University of Illinois
MS, Veterinary Biosciences, University of Illinois
BS, University of Illinois Favorite thing about AU: "Here, interdisciplinary isn’t just a concept; it is the way we work together for student success."

Gopal K. Gupta, PhD, MS
Gopal K. Gupta, PhD, MS

Joe Dunham Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics Office Phone: 630-844-6884
Email: ggupta@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Comparative religious ethics, business, medical, and environmental ethics, science and religion, eastern philosophy and religions Education: PhD, Religious Studies, University of Oxford, Queens College, UK
Master's Degree, Science and Religion, University of Oxford, Linacre College, UK
MS, Electrical Engineering, Boise State University, USA
BS, Electrical Engineering, Boise State University, USA Favorite thing about AU: "Engaging in ethical reflection and discourse with our inquisitive and outstanding students."

Mariem Hathout, MD, MPH
Mariem Hathout, MD, MPH

Senior Lecturer of Health Science Office Phone: 630-844-5432
Email: mhathout@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Medicine, public health, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, nutrition and health Education: MD, University Mohamed V at Rabat, Morocco
MPH, Benedictine University, Illinois Favorite thing about AU: "Student-centered learning and high-quality academics."

Ruby Kaur, EdD
Ruby Kaur, EdD

Assistant Professor of Health Science, Chair of Health Science and Pre-Medical Professional Programs Office Phone: 630-844-5136
Email: rkaur@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Anatomy, physiology, and biology Education: EdD, Adult Learning, Aurora University, Aurora, IL
MPT, Physical Therapy, Governors State University, University Park, IL
MS, Biology and Physiology, Punjabi University, Patiala, Pb, India
BA, Education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India
BS, Biology and Chemistry, Government Ranbir College, Sangrur, Pb, India Favorite thing about AU: "The collaborative and mentoring environment created by the top administration and individual departments to welcome and apply innovative ideas for student success. Other factors include a friendly and caring atmosphere where everyone seems to be eager to help and support in a timely manner. It is amazing to see the enthusiastic and motivated colleagues all around who foster a sense of serious responsibility towards the institution, and most importantly, to the student body."

Jay Shahed, MD, MBA
Jay Shahed, MD, MBA

Department Chair Healthcare Administration, Senior Lecturer of Health Science Office Phone: 630-844-6188
Email: jshahed@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Healthcare administration and entrepreneurship, occupational medicine, wellness and prevention Education: MD, University of Santiago, Dominican Republic
MBA, Robert Morris University, Illinois
BS, University of Illinois, Illinois Favorite thing about AU: "Success is believing, trusting, and executing transformation."