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
Joshua Skinner, J.D.
ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
Mr. Skinner received his J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law in 2003 and his B.A. from
the University of Dallas in 2000. He has taught law in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College
of Business since 2016 and before that practiced law as a trial and appellate attorney
for more than a decade at the law firm Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin,
PC, where he remains Of Counsel. His legal practice has focused on a wide range of
issues facing educational institutions and educators, including compliance with state
and federal disability laws. He is a regular speaker at continuing legal education
Daniel Adams, M.S.Ed.
Academic Success Advisor
Mr. Adams received his M.S.Ed. in Higher Education & Student Affairs from Baylor University
in 2019 and his B.A. in University Scholars (with English & French concentrations)
from Baylor University in 2017. At Baylor, Daniel worked as a Program Coordinator
for the Fine Arts Living-Learning Center. In June 2019, Daniel joined UD as an academic
advisor for international & domestic graduate students in the Gupta College of Business.
In December 2019, Daniel transitioned to academic success where he currently coordinates
the Tutoring Center, the Proctoring Center, teaches a section of the Study Skills
course, and is organizing First-Generation student programming.
Graduate Student Mentors