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Gary Oster, DSL
Director, M.A. in Business & Design Management; M.S. in Business AnalyticsProfessor757.352.4877

Gary Oster, DSL


Dr. Gary Oster joined the faculty of the School of Business & Leadership (SBL) in the summer of 2007 after more than two years as associate dean for academics in the Regent University School of Undergraduate Studies and a decade in senior administrative roles at William Tyndale College. He has served as a classroom and online instructor since 1994 and currently serves as a professor, director of the M.A. in Business & Design Management, and editor of the Journal of Transformative Innovation.

Prior to his academic endeavors, Oster was an executive in high-technology corporations, both domestically and overseas, focusing primarily upon the computer, electronics and automotive industries.


AACSB Bridge To Business Post-Doctoral Program, University of Florida, 2008

Doctor of Strategic Leadership, Regent University, 2007

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Organizational Leadership, Regent University, 2006

Master of Arts in Economics, Case Western Reserve University, 1988

Master of Business Administration in Systems Management, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1985

Master of Science in Librarianship, Western Michigan University, 1979

Bachelor of Arts in English/Political Science, Hope College, 1978


Grants, Honors & Awards:

Award-winning Conference Paper designation: Oster, G. (2008). Edison's laboratory: Prototype for the online classroom. 19th International Conference on College Teaching & Learning.

William Tyndale College: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Grant 2003, "Planning, Design, and Engineering for Tyndale Science and Computer Learning Center"; Awarded $997,800.

William Tyndale College: United States Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Grant 2002, "Interactive Learning Center for the 21st Century“; Awarded $850,000.

Instituto Linguistico de Verano (under contract of Ministry of Education, Government of Peru, Lima, Peru, South America) More than $1 million combined grants for health, education and community development projects 1980-1982.

William Tyndale College Citizen of the Year Pi Sigma Iota National Honorary Political Science Fraternity Lambda Iota Tau National Honorary Literature Society Beta Phi Mu International Honorary Librarianship Fraternity.