Aurora University


Alison Arendt
Alison Arendt, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work Program Chair Office Phone: 630-844-5793
Email: Areas of expertise: Clinical social work, adult mental health, LGBT+ community needs Education: MSW, Aurora University
BA, Northern Illinois University Favorite thing about AU: "The student-centered atmosphere. On all campuses, in all departments, we are dedicated to creating the best student centered experiences."

Kendra Graham
Kendra Graham, MSW, LCSW

Visiting Professor of Undergraduate Social Work Office Phone: 630-844-5539
Email: Areas of expertise: Faith-based social work, social work in infertility and adoption, human behavior, lifespan development Education: MSW, Aurora University
BSW, Lewis University

Dawn Livorsi
Dawn Livorsi, DSW, LCSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work Office Phone: 630-844-7859
Email: Areas of expertise: Clinical social work, trauma, mental health Favorite thing about AU: "Witnessing students and faculty from different disciplines come together to form one vibrant community." View LinkedIn Profile

Don Phelps
Don Phelps, PhD, LCSW

Professor of Social Work Office Phone: 630-844-4238
Email: Areas of expertise: Macro practice areas of human rights, social justice and social policy, group work, social policy and social work practice Education:

PhD, Social Service Administration and Social Policy Analysis, University of Illinois
MSW, Youth and Family Counseling, Aurora University
BS, Sociology and Psychology, Northern Illinois University
LCSW, Doctorate Level, Illinois Department of Professional Regulation

Favorite thing about AU: "Student-centered learning that moves students from passive receivers of information to active participants in their own discovery process." View LinkedIn Profile