Academic Success Staff

Academic Success Staff

Matthew Spring, Ph.D.

Director of Academic Success and Seven Arts of Language

Dr. Spring received his Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Dallas in 2015, at which point he began working as the  Director of the Seven Arts of Language Program. He's been a student, mentor, writing tutor, writing instructor, and English Professor at UD since 2009; served as a Peace Corps Volunteer at Xihua University in Sichuan, China; taught ESL and composition courses at the middle school, high school, and college level; and worked as the Residence Director for Upward Bound and the Assistant Director of Tutoring for Puerto Rican Youth Development.

You can meet in person or virtually with Dr. Matthew Spring by clicking here.

Ana Henriquez, M.S.

Academic Adviser and Assistant Director of the Constantin Scholars Program

Ana Henriquez received her M.S. in Basic Biomedical Sciences from the Cell and Molecular Biology Program at UT Southwestern in 2022. She is an alumna of UD, graduating in 2020 with her B.S. in Biology and a concentration in Latin. She is an adjunct professor in the Biology Department in addition to her work in the Academic Success Office, where she coaches and mentors students, helps direct the Constantin Scholars Program, and supervises many of the tutors in Constantin College. 

You can meet in person or virtually with Ms. Ana Henriquez by clicking here.

Judith Barrera, M.Ed.

Academic Success Specialist and Assistant Director of the College Citizens Program

Judith Barrera received her M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2023. She also earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Dallas in 2021. She is the assistant director of the College Citizens program and manages the Small Groups initiative on campus for first-generation students. She plans to use her background in developmental sciences and student affairs to help students excel academically while flourishing in their personal life. 

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