Academic Success Staff

Sharon Oster, Academic Success Advisor

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 with a B.S. degree in Animal and Plant Systems (2000). She also has an M.Ed. in Adult, Secondary and Higher Education (2001) from Grand Valley State University. Sharon has almost 15 years of experience working in higher education. She has previously worked 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).  

Graduate Assistants

Joe Aziz

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.

Rachel Fields

Rachel Fields has been a student at the University of Dallas since the Fall of 2012. She is currently enrolled in the IPS doctoral program for Literature.  She received her M.A. in English from UD in August of 2014, and received her B.A. in English from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where she graduated magna cum laude.  Though she graduated from Cleburne High School, she considers her hometown to be El Paso, Texas. Previously she has worked with at-risk elementary school students and has worked with various after-school programs.

Natalie Gosline

Natalie graduated from UD with a B.A. in Psychology in May 2016 and was a Spring Romer. She was member of the Psychology Club, Indian Film and Culture Club, Crusaders for Life and APO while she was an undergraduate student. She is currently working on her Masters in Psychology and has had several internships at various non-profits agencies assisting at-risk clients with bettering their circumstances.

 Matthew Guertin

Matthew is enrolled as a full-time student in the IPS doctoral program for Philosophy. He holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology and a Master of Sacred Theology from International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria and a BA in Philosohy from St. Joseph College of Maine. Matthew has previously worked as a tutor for various disciplines and as a teaching assistant.

News

Dignifying Humanity

Standing on the edge of border America, Diocese of El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz, BA '76, serves a role of vital importance as the pastor of a community divided by the United States-Mexico border. "Recently we have witnessed indefensible, hateful words toward our neighbors in Mexico, the demonization of migrants, and destructive language about our border," Seitz wrote in his July pastoral letter titled "Sorrow and Mourning Flee Away," earning him national attention amid significant upheaval of immigration rights.

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The Rome Experience: Tracing Western Civilization

During this semester's trip to Greece, UD's Romers toured the ruins of one of history's most famous military engagements -- the Battle of Marathon -- dating back to 490 B.C. The trip marked the first visit to Marathon in decades for the Rome Program. "Our visit there was long overdue," said Peter Hatlie, vice president, dean, director, and professor of classics on the Rome campus.

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