Department of Applied Physiology & Wellness
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Dallas
Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports 6000 Bush Ave., #013 Dallas, 75205
Brian Fennig came to Southern Methodist University in the spring of 2001 and joined the Wellness Department as a lecturer. He teaches Personal Responsibility and Wellness (3303) in the Hilltop Scholars Program and PRW II (Walking-2112 / Individual Fitness-2110) as well. He earned his Bachelor of Kinesiology and Health Science in 1989 and his Master of Education in 1990 from Stephen F. Austin State University. He finished his second Master's Degree in Liberal Arts at Southern Methodist University in 1997. With emphasis in myth, pop music, and modern music technology, he completed his Ph.D. in Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas in December of 2013.
Professor Fennig is a four-time HOPE honoree (2002, 2011, 2012, 2021) and has been recognized as an outstanding faculty member by the National Residence Hall Honorary (2008). He ranked No. 4 (nationally) on the annual mtvU's Rate My Professor Top 25 Professors List for 2015-16 and No. 11 for 2014-15. He was awarded SMU's Provost's Teaching Recognition Award for 2016. He has participated in many Discover Dallas sessions with first-year students, and he spends his volunteer time with Reading Partners of North Texas. He currently serves as a Faculty Affiliate for Boaz Hall.
In his spare time, Brian writes and performs with his band, Fennig, as a drummer and singer. He is an avid traveler and soccer fan and has worked for and/or attended the FIFA World Cup finals in The United States, Japan, Korea, Germany, South Africa, Brazil and Russia.