Douglas F. Mann joined Bryan College in July 2018 as the Vice President of Academics and Provost. He is responsible for the administration of all of the College’s academic programs including the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Adult and Graduate Studies, and the Vogel School of Engineering. He also is a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet. Dr. Mann earned a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Georgia (2005), a Master of Arts from Trinity International University (1997), and a Bachelor of Arts from Bryan College (1992).
With a career in higher education spanning more than two decades, Dr. Mann has extensive experience both in teaching and administrative roles. He has taught history for nearly 20 years specializing in European and British Atlantic World Studies. Dr. Mann has also held senior leadership positions including experience in academic planning and assessment, new program development, academic relations, budgets and facilities planning, as well as academic policy development.
Dr. Mann served at Liberty University from July 2006 to July 2018 holding various positions throughout his tenure there. Most recently he operated as Administrative Dean for the graduate programs and also functioned as the Dean of the Graduate School supporting the Provost initiatives with particular focus on the academic administration of programs and compliance with regional and programmatic accreditation. He also worked collaboratively with Deans and Graduate Program Directors to enhance and ensure the quality of graduate and professional education and also to ensure that students received the best possible education experience.
Doug has deep roots at Bryan College. Following the footsteps of his parents who met while they attended Bryan in the 1950s, he came to Bryan in 1988 and completed his studies in 1992 majoring in both History and Bible. While at Bryan he met a math major named Susi Simpson who he later married. He and Susi live in Dayton and have four children: Robert, Andrew, Margaret and Jacob.