Aurora University


Bridgitte Barclay
Bridgitte Barclay, PhD

Associate Professor of English, Chair of English Department Office Phone: 630-844-6195
Email: 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

Renae Franiuk
Renae Franiuk, PhD

Professor of Psychology Office Phone: 630-844-3692
Email: Areas of expertise: Social psychology, psychology of gender, violence against women, romantic relationships Education: PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
MA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
BS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sara Gerend
Sara Gerend, PhD

Associate Professor of English Office Phone: 630-844-3842
Email: 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."

Julie Hipp
Julie Hipp, PhD

Associate Professor of English Office Phone: 630-844-6503
Email: 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."