Dr. Brian Lenzmeier

Professor of Biology
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

B.A., St. John’s University (MN); Ph.D., Colorado State University

Lenzmeier earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Colorado State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.  He also completed post-doctoral research in molecular biology at Princeton University and was a visiting research fellow in the area of molecular medicine at Mayo Clinic in 2011.

In addition to his role as a professor of biology, Lenzmeier has held several leadership roles at BVU. In recent years, he has served as chair of the Tenure and promotion committee, played an integral role in the revision of faculty employment policies, and worked with colleagues to develop and implement a new biomedical sciences major. In 2016, he served on the Board of Trustees’ presidential search committee.

Lenzmeier has been named “Faculty Member of the Year” twice by the BVU student senate, and was the 2009 recipient of the George Wythe Award, the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching.


Biological Principles II, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Cell & Molecular Biology and Virology for science majors.  Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Aging, and Life Science with a Human Focus for non-science majors.

Brian Lenzmeier