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George M. Hillman

Vice President of Student Life; Dean of Students; Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership

BS, Texas A&M University, 1990; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1994; PhD, 2004.

Dr. Hillman has a passion for education, spiritual formation, and leadership development. He came to Dallas Theological Seminary with years of ministry experience in churches and parachurch organizations in Texas and Georgia. Nationally known in theological field education, he has been active in leadership of both the Association of Theological Field Education (former member of the Steering Committee) and the Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators (former two-time co-chair). He and his wife have one daughter.

Courses Taught

  • EML103 - Teaching Process
  • EML330 - Personal and Organizational Leadership Development
  • EML335 - Personal Assessment and MinistryVision
  • EML335 - Personal Assessment and MinistryVision
  • EML360 - Change and Resistance in Christian Leadership
  • EML385 - Readings in Leadership/Current Issues in Leadership
  • DM425 - Communicating in Contemporary Culture
  • DM510 - Leadership Evaluation and Development
  • DM535 - Dev Leadership through Mentoringand Coaching


Academic Interests

Leadership Development
Vocational Calling

Personal Interests

College Football



  • "Can Seminaries Prepare Students for the Real World?"​ Church Executive. January/February 2016.

DTS Voice Videos

Hope Has a Name
The Blessed Life
Cultural Engagement Chapel: Social Media
Saturated in God's Word
Unity in Diversity
Using Your Giftedness in Difficult Work Situations
Discovering Your Giftedness
Panel Discussion On Children At Risk
A Tool of the Devil
Organic Mentoring
The Choice Is Yours
Who's In Charge Here?
How to Shepherd Others Well
Being True to Your Calling

Journal Articles

  • "Partnering for Formation in Ministry: A Descriptive Survey of On-Site Field Education Mentoring." Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry (29). 2009.
  • "Leadership Practices of Non-Traditional Seminary Students." Journal of Research on Christian Education (17:1). 2008. 54-80.
  • "Finding the Right Fit." Colloquy (17:1). 2008. 32-34.
  • "Finding the Right Fit: Profiles of Ministry Stage II at Dallas Theological Seminary." Colloquy (17:1). 2008. 32-34.
  • "Changing Face of Seminarians." Ministry Mentor 2007.
  • "Leadership Practices and Current Ministry Experiences of Master's Level Seminary Students." Christian Higher Education (5:2). 2006. 141-160.
  • "From Passive to Active." Ministry Mentor 2006.
  • "Two Faces of Courageous Love." Ministry Mentor 2006.
  • "Blazing Your Own Trail." Ministry Mentor 2005.