Staff and Contacts


Leslie Oster, Director

Leslie Oster plans the MSL curriculum and works with the faculty, staff, and administration. She even finds the time to teach a course in the program every so often. Fun fact: Leslie is the caretaker of the MSL Program mascot, Rico Suave.

Evan Goldberg, Director of External Outreach

Evan works on external partnerships and relationships for the program. He helps create career development opportunities for program graduates and establishes relationships and collaborations with industry, academia, and government. Fun fact: Evan is a runner and is always in search of his next meal—his favorite being ice cream.

Ashlee Hardgrave, Admissions Manager

Ashlee Hardgrave is the Admissions Manager. Ashlee works to advise prospective students, evaluate applications, and welcome students into the MSL program. Fun fact: Ashlee is a classically trained musician, works as an opera singer, and runs a classical music company in Chicago. 

Nicole Schneider, Senior Program Coordinator

Nicole is responsible for communication and marketing of the MSL Program to both internal and external audiences. In addition, she works on recruitment, event programming, and administrative and operations-related needs. Fun fact: Nicole enjoys exploring the city, dabbling in photography and spending time with her family. 

Alyssa Dyar, Director of Learning Design & Curriculum Development

Alyssa is responsible for providing curriculum design and course development services for the MSL online program. Fun fact: Alyssa loves to cook and eat and spends much of her free time exploring Chicago’s amazing food scene.

Jeremy Adler, Program Administrator

Jeremy works on program logistics and community engagement for the MSL online program. Fun fact: Jeremy likes to bike throughout the winter.

Amear Alhadidi, Program Assistant

Amear provides administrative and operational support for students, faculty, and staff. Fun fact: Amear was born in Chicago but grew up in North Las Vegas. He graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, located 1.6 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip.



MSL Residential Matters: Amear Alhadidi,

MSL Online Matters: Jeremy Adler,

Admission & Application Questions:

Financial Aid:

Tuition & Billing: Student Accounts,