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).
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 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 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 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.