Photo: Bryan ManBryan Man, Ph.D.

Professor, Sociology
Division of Behavioral Sciences


Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis, Gender, Sports, Mental Disorders, Asian American Communities


Bryan Man, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, has taught sociology in the Behavioral Sciences Department/Program since 1980. His major areas of teaching are in research methods and quantitative analysis, marriage and family, and Asian American communities. Dr. Man previously taught Asian American Studies at Humboldt State University, 1974-1977, and WSU, 1978-79. Consistent with his teaching interests and prior work experience, Dr. Man is the president of a community organization, Chinese Community Action Coalition, whose mission is to aid the immigrant and elderly members of the Chinese community in Honolulu, Hawaii. Chinese Community Action Coalition is the community partner of the SHINE service-learning project conducted by Chaminade’s Service-Learning Office.

Dr. Man’s research focus includes the study of:  rural Chinese communities in Hawaii, specifically the Keokea Chinese community on Maui and the Kona Chinese community on the Island of Hawaii; youth violence and self-esteem among teens from selected ethnic backgrounds; and the effect of collaborative learning on attitudes and performance in introductory statistics courses. As a visiting research fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, in 2010, Dr. Man did research on what role British Christian missionaries, sent to China in the 19th century, had on the image of China and the Chinese people held by the British population at that time.

Academic Degrees

B.A., University of Hawai`i, Manoa
M.A., University of Hawai`i, Manoa
Ph.D. in Sociology, UCLA
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1979-80, in Child Development and Social Policy, UCLA
Graduate School of Education, UCLA


  • American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Member
  • American Educational Research Association. Member
  • American Sociological Association (ASA). Regular Member