Brian Felt

Brian Felt

Dean of Foundations & Interdisciplinary Studies

Brian Felt was born in Richland, Washington and grew up there and in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

He majored in European Studies and Russian at Brigham Young University, where he also met his wife, Jennifer, on a blind date. He received Masters and Doctorate degrees in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then taught Russian at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, before joining the BYU-Idaho faculty in 2005.  

He teaches Russian in the Department of Languages and International Studies and currently serves as the Dean of Foundations and Interdisciplinary Studies at BYU-Idaho.  

Brian has served in the Church as a full-time missionary in the Bulgaria Sofia Mission, counselor in several bishoprics, ward organist, young men's president, assistant scoutmaster, and in his favorite and most coveted position-Primary pianist.  

He enjoys music, racquetball, geocaching, and hiking in the mountains with his family. Brian and Jennifer are the parents of six children. Their oldest child, Anna, is currently serving in the California Oakland-San Francisco Mission, Samoan-speaking, and their second child, Rachel, is serving in the Georgia Macon mission.