Department Information

Academic Advisors are here to help you plan and complete your degree!

If you are recently accepted and have not started classes, we would encourage you to work closely with your Admissions Counselor. Once you begin taking classes, we would encourage you to meet with your Academic Advisor in your first or second semester.

To schedule a one-on-one appointment where an advisor will help you create a customized plan, please select your campus below and find the Academic Advisor who works with your degree plan. You can schedule an appointment or email them if an appointment button is not provided. If you plan to take courses at multiple locations, select the advisor where you plan to take most of your in person courses. International students will meet with their campus-specific degree advisor.

Academic Advising Team

As you plan to meet with an academic advisor, make sure you:

  1. Review your degree specific advising page before making an appointment.
  2. Plan ahead. Appointments can fill up quickly, especially around registration.
  3. Then, if you have a general and quick question email: advising@dts.edu or call: 214-887-5080 (Dallas campus number).

Summer 2021 Hours

The seminary will be closed each Friday at 12pm (Central) beginning Friday, May 28th and ending on Friday, August 6th. Below is an adjusted schedule with an Advising staff member (Ruth) available by phone two evenings in Dallas

Dallas Campus (Central):

  • Monday: 8am-7:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8am-7:30pm
  • Thursday: 8am-4:30pm
  • Friday: 8am-12pm 

Houston Campus (Central):

  • Monday: 8am-6pm
  • Tuesday: 8am-6pm
  • Wednesday: 8am-6pm
  • Thursday: 8am-2pm
  • Friday: Campus closed 

Washington D.C. Campus (Eastern):

  • Monday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Thursday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Friday: 8am-12pm
Dallas, Online, Mobile, and Extension Students (Advising by Degree)

Sarah Bowler

Academic Advisor
MABC, MACP, MAAE, MACE, MACL, MACM, MAMW
214-887-5080
sbowler@dts.edu

Brett Contreras

Academic Advisor
MACE, MACL, MACS, MBTS, CGS
214-887-5080
bcontreras@dts.edu

Ruth Singsit

Advising Administrative Coordinator
214-887-5080
advising@dts.edu

Luke Spencer

Director of Academic Advising
ThM, STM, MACP, MACE, MABEL, Academic MA
214-887-5080
lspencer@dts.edu

DC Campus

Lisa Adams

Academic Advisor
MACE, MACM, MAIS, MACS, MABS, MBTS, CGS
540-324-9319
ladams@dts.edu

Uyen Dang

Lead Campus Advisor
ThM, MACP, MAAE, MACL
571-358-8599
udang@dts.edu

Chong-Ae Shah

Associate Director of Ministry Formation
703-770-8645
cshah@dts.edu

Michelle Woody

Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling, DTS-DC
MABC
703-770-8644
mwoody@dts.edu

Houston Campus

Shannon Jones

Academic Advisor
MABC, MACP, MACS, MBTS, CGS
713-917-3955

sjones@dts.edu

Stephen Curto

Academic Advisor, DTS-Houston; Library Assistant; Facilities Support
ThM, MAAE, MACE, MACL, MACM
713-917-3921
scurto@dts.edu

Atlanta Campus (GA and PGI)

Brittney Cox

Operations Coordinator, Passion Global Institute Extension Site
MACL, MACS, MBTS, CGS
678-203-1883
bevans@dts.edu