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.

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: or call: 214-887-5080.

Academic Advising Team

Dallas, Online, Mobile, and Extension Students (Advising by Degree)

Sarah BowlerAcademic Advisor MABC, MACP, MAAE, MACE, MACL, MACM, MAMW 214-887-5080 Schedule Appointment
Brett ContrerasAcademic Advisor MACE, MACL, MACS, MBTS, CGS 214-887-5080 Schedule Appointment
Ruth SingsitAdvising Administrative Coordinator (214) 887-5080
Luke SpencerDirector of Academic Advising ThM, STM, MACP, MACE, MABEL, Academic MA 214-887-5080 Schedule Appointment

DC Campus

Uyen DangCampus Advisor MACL, MACE, MACS 571-358-8599
Chong-Ae ShahAssociate Director of DTS-DC Ministry Formation Internships 703-770-8645
Jim WallaceCampus Advisor ThM (male), MABS, MBTS, CGS
Michelle WoodyAssistant Professor of Biblical Counseling, DTS-DC MABC 703-770-8644
Amy ZacaroliLead Campus Advisor, DTS-DC ThM, MABC, MACM 703-770-8671

Houston Campus

Julia PannoneAdministrative Assistant to Student Life & Academic Advisor MABC, MACS, MBTS, CGS 713-917-3906 Schedule Appointment
Stephen CurtoAcademic Advisor, DTS–Houston; Library Assistant; Facilities Support ThM, MACE, MACL, MACM (713) 917-3921 Schedule Appointment

Passion Global Institute (PGI)

Jake GrossDirector, Passion Global Institute Extension Site MACL, MACS, MBTS 334-329-0212
Brittney CoxOperations Coordinator, Passion Global Institute Extension Site MACL, MACS, MBTS 678-203-1883