Behavioral Sciences | Faculty Profiles : Bryan Man

Bryan Man, Ph.D.

Behavioral Sciences Room 113
Tel (808) 735-4850
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816


Byran 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.

Dr. Man's research has focused on rural Chinese communities in Hawaii, including field work in the Keokea Chinese community on Maui and on the Kona Chinese community on the Island of Hawaii. Presently, Dr. Man is analyzing data on youth violence and self-esteem among teens from selected ethnic backgrounds.


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


Research methods and quantitative analysis
Marriage and family
Asian American communities


Date Title Publisher, Journal, Volume
or Conference,
  Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation: Chinese Occupational Achievement Patterns: The Case of a "Model Minority."

University of California,
Los Angeles.

August, 1978 Chinese Socioeconomic Achievement Patterns: The Case of a "Model Minority." Paper presented at the First Scientific Workshop on the Status of Employment, Unemployment and Underemployment of the Asian/Pacific Americans,
Stanford University.
1979. Book Review: The Peopling of Hawaii, by Eleanor A. Nordyke. Amerasia Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2
1980 Special Education Policy: An Implementation Analysis. Unpublished Manuscript Bush Foundation Program in Child Development and Social Policy.
University of California, Los Angeles,
March 1988 A Social History of the Chinese of Kula, Maui.

Paper presented at the Fifth National Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies,
Pullman, Washington.

June, 1989, Intermarriage Pattern of the Chinese in Hawaii, 1853-1980.


Paper presented at the Sixth National Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, New York, New York.

August, 1994, Comparative View of the Chinese Community in Kula, Maui and in North Kona, Hawaii.

Paper presented at the Chinese History Conference,Honolulu, Hawaii.

May 29-June 2, 1996 Adaptation Strategies Among Chinese Immigrants in Kona, Hawaii: The Case of Families in the Chinese Restaurant Business. Paper presented at the Thirteenth National Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, Washington, D.C.
January 3-5, 2003 Multicultural Education: Global Resources. Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society 2003 Western Regional Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
October 13-16, 2006, Serendipity in Service-Learning.

Poster presentation at the Sixth International Service-Learning Research Conference, Portland, OR.

Professional Organizations

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