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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.

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

Ana Henriquez, M.S.

Academic Advisor 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 now a General Biology Lab adjunct professor in addition to her work in the Academic Success Office, where she coaches and mentors students, helps direct the Constantin Scholars Program, and supervises the tutoring and proctoring center. 

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

Bryan De La Cruz, MBA

Academic Success Specialist

Bryan De La Cruz received his MBA from the Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas, after which he began working full-time with First-Generation college students as an Academic Advisor, Small Group Program Coordinator, and the College Citizens Program Coordinator.

You can meet in person or virtually with Mr. Bryan De La Cruz, by clicking  here.