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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. 


Graduate Student Mentors

Elijah Welter (MA, English) BS, Humanities, summa cum laude, 2017, Corban University.  

Elijah is from Salem, Oregon. In April 2018, he presented the paper “All Joys Desire Eternity: Nietzsche and Myth as Cultural Narrative” at the Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature. He also had a poem published in the Fall 2018 issue of Willawaw Journal. Elijah is interested in the religious concerns of early modern English writers, Thomas Browne and John Donne, and the impact these concerns had on their understanding of the presence of the sacred within common life.