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Dr. Douglas Mann

Douglas Mann

Dean of The Graduate School
Professor of History

Office: Green Hall 1582
Phone: (434) 592-4306


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.A., Bryan College

Classes Taught Regularly

  • HIWD 320, History of Africa
  • HIWD 460, Atlantic World History
  • HIST 551, Readings in European History


Dr. Mann was born in Mebane, North Carolina and grew up on a farm just outside of Burlington, North Carolina. He attended Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. and received a B.A. degree in Bible and History in 1992. After graduation from Bryan College, he taught at Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn, Ga. where he also coached the men and women's varsity soccer teams for three seasons. In the fall of 1995, Dr. Mann began his graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School graduating in 1997 with an M.A. in Christian Thought/Church History. Dr. Mann then continued his studies at the University of Georgia where he graduated in 2005 with a Ph.D. in history.  

Dr. Mann’s research interests include Atlantic World History (15th -19th century), the history of Consumption and Material Culture, as well as the history of New World Slavery. His current research focuses on the material culture of Kingston, Jamaica in the 18th century.

Dr. Mann is married to Susi and they have four children: Robert, Andrew, Margaret, and Jacob. 

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