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Corinne S. Lengsfeld

Senior Vice Provost, Research & Graduate Education

Professional Biography

Dr. Corinne Lengsfeld serves as the Senior Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education at the University of Denver. As the chief research officer, she is the primary advocate for the University's research mission and is charged with understanding, celebrating, leading and enhancing all forms of scholarship to foster professional growth of the faculty, advancing knowledge, enriching the student experience, and enhancing University visibility. Dr. Lengsfeld oversees all internal support for research, the management of external grants and contracts, research integrity and protection, intellectual property and technology transfer and some multidisciplinary research institutes/core facilities.
In her capacity as the head of graduate education, she serves as the pathway and provides an official record for graduate student applications, admissions, enrollment, monitoring and recording of academic progress, and the awarding of degrees. Dr. Lengsfeld provides leadership around enrollment strategy, communicates enrollment progress relative to targets to the Board of Trustees and generates collaboration across the university to leverage enrollment successes in various divisions.
A deeply respected teacher, researcher, administrator, and colleague, Dr. Lengsfeld has been part of the DU community for over 25 years. Previously, she served as the interim provost and executive vice chancellor, as well as co-lead the DU COVID response team. Since Covid she has spun the SPIT lab into a CDC Center for Excellence for National Wastewater Surveillance. As an active principle investigator she has been awarded over $6.5million in addition to the $24million she secured for the University of Denver for pandemic response.


  • Ph.D., Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, 1997
  • MS, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, 1993
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, 1992

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Engineer in Training