Sharon Oster joined the University of Dallas in August 2013. She is a native of St.
Paul, MN and a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she earned her B.S. degree
in Animal and Plant Systems (2000). She then went on to Grand Valley State University
in Michigan where she earned her M.Ed. in Adult, Secondary and Higher Education (2001).
Sharon has worked previously as a career counselor and most recently as an academic
advisor and retention specialist. Sharon is a member of the National Academic Advising
Association (NACADA), National Association of Developmental Education (NADE) and National
College Learning Center Association (NCLCA).
Joe Aziz has been a University of Dallas student and employee since August 2013. He is enrolled
as a full-time student in the IPS doctoral program for Philosophy. His hometown is
just outside of Syracuse, NY. He graduated from Eckerd College in 2009 with a B.A.
in Psychology, and received an M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John's College, Santa
Fe in 2012. He worked as a University of Dallas Residence Coordinator for the 2013-2014
academic year, and has previously worked as a mentor for both high-school students
in low demographic communities, and individuals with learning disabilities.