Brian Fennig

Senior Lecturer

Department of Applied Physiology & Sport Management

Brian Fennig


Ph.D., The University of Texas at Dallas


3101 University Blvd
Suite 306
Dallas TX 75205



Brian Fennig came to Southern Methodist University in the spring of 2001 and joined the Department of Applied Physiology and Sport Management as a lecturer. He currently teaches Personal Responsibility and Community (PRW 3305) in Simmons and Self, Identity, and Community (PRW 3303) in the Hilltop Scholars Program. 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. In recent years he has volunteered with Reading Partners of North Texas and Literacy Achieves (ELM Campus). 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 tournaments in The United States, Japan, Korea, Germany, South Africa, Brazil, Russia, and Qatar.