Aurora University

Faculty

Toby Arquette
Toby Arquette, PhD

Dean of the Dunham School of Business and Public Policy Office Phone: 630-844-5614
Email: tarquett@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Communication policy and economics, communication project management, strategic communication, public relations and advertising Education: PhD, Communication, Northwestern University
MA, Communication Studies, Baylor University
BA, Liberal Arts (Economics), Wayne State University Favorite thing about AU: "The opportunity to develop deep and meaningful personal connections with our students, cultivating the future generation of community leaders through a rigorous academic experience." View LinkedIn Profile

Jacqueline Babb
Jacqueline Babb, MS

Assistant Professor of Digital Marketing Office Phone: 630-844-4223
Email: jbabb@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Digital marketing, integrated marketing communication, nonprofit marketing Education: MS, Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern University
BS, Advertising, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Favorite thing about AU: "The overwhelming support of students as they discover what matters." View LinkedIn Profile

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."

Brianne Giese
Brianne Giese, MA

Visiting Professor of Communication, Director of Forensics (Speech and Debate) Office Phone: 630-844-7574
Email: bgiese@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Public speaking, public relations, speech and debate Education: MA, Communication Studies, Texas State University
BA, Communication Studies, Texas State University
BA, Political Science, Texas State University   Favorite thing about AU: "Walking the Labyrinth." View LinkedIn Profile

Matthew Kneller
Matthew Kneller, EdD

Associate Professor of Communication, Director of General Education Office Phone: 630-844-5466
Email: mkneller@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Media production, media analysis and criticism, popular culture, documentary film Education: EdD, Northern Illinois University
MA, Communication, Northern Illinois University
BA, Computer Science and Communication, Aurora University

David Roaché
David J. Roaché, PhD

Assistant Professor of Communication Office Phone: 630-844-5491
Email: droache@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Family communication, communication research, social and digital media Education: PhD, Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA, Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA, Communication, Aurora University

Pamela Wicks, EdD

Associate Professor of Communication, Chair, Communication, Marketing and Graphic Design Office Phone: 630-844-4896
Email: pwicks@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Media production, media analysis and criticism, popular culture, film and television, graphic design Education: EdD, Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University
MA, Communication, Northern Illinois University
BA, Communication, Aurora University Favorite thing about AU: "We have a wonderful sense of community, with our students and our colleagues." View LinkedIn Profile