Dr. Douglas F. Mann,
President of Bryan College
Dr. Douglas F. Mann became the eighth President of Bryan College on July 15, 2020 following two years serving as Vice President for Academics and Provost.
Mann is a 1992 graduate of Bryan College and earned an M.A. degree in Christian Thought from Trinity International University. He later received his Ph.D. in history from The University of Georgia. Prior to joining the leadership of Bryan, he served in various leadership roles at Liberty University including Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Administrative Dean for Graduate Programs and Dean of the Graduate School at Liberty University.
During that time, Mann provided leadership for academic administration and operations in the creation and implementation of more than 100 new graduate programs. Dr. Mann was engaged in all facets of graduate education including the review and improvement of curriculum; providing leadership in monitoring University compliance with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). As an historian of the British Atlantic World, he also has extensive teaching and research experience in higher education. Since coming to Bryan Dr. Mann has worked closely with faculty in the implementation of new residential and online academic programs, enhanced professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, as well as guidance on efficiency measures that have seen significant budgetary savings in academics as well as growth in Bryan’s online program offerings.
Dr. Mann and his wife, Susi, have four children, two of whom are current students at Bryan. When not spending time with his family and friends on their farm in Dayton, Dr. Mann enjoys reading a good biography or spy novel, or playing golf when the weather is nice.