Faculty and Staff
|Title:||Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr. Aziz joined USC Union in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Sociology, where she also served as the Director of the Student Academic Success Center from 2015 until 2020 when she earned tenure and to the rank of associate professor and transitioned into the role of Interim Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. During her time at USC Union, she has enjoyed developing and teaching new classes and has maintained an active research agenda focusing on religious identity development. Dr. Aziz frequently works with students beyond the classroom, collaborating with undergraduate researchers to help develop their scholarly skills and co-authoring a peer-reviewed journal publication. Dr. Aziz has also served on several local and regional campus committees and is currently serving on the editorial board for Caravel, USC’s undergraduate research journal. She was selected as a fellow in the USC-system Academic Leadership Fellow Program, named USCU’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year in 2017, and was awarded the Palmetto College Chris P. Plyler Excellence in Service Award in 2020. While not at work, Dr. Aziz enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cooking.