Department of Sociology
Office: 223 Wheeler Hall
Derrick M. Bryan, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in, and the current chair of, the Department of Sociology at Morehouse College. Dr. Bryan maintains long-standing research and teaching interests in families, gender, education, inequality, and quantitative methods. His current research focuses on the social, cultural, and psychological consequences of racial oppression and social inequality for persons of color in various domains in society. Dr. Bryan has also carried on additional research that focuses on the life course of men on the margins of families and the work force. Through a mix of quantitative data analysis, participant observation, and life history interviews he has explored the intersection of policy systems, such as welfare reform and incarceration, with parents' caregiving and providing roles. Dr. Bryan has published a number of articles and authored in books concerning topics such as education, masculinity, and fatherhood. Currently, he is working on a book examining the effect of perceived equity in education on young AfricanAmerican men’s transitions into adulthood using large national datasets and life history interviews. Dr. Bryan received his B.A. in Sociology from Morehouse College in Atlanta,Georgia and received his Ph.D. in Sociology from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.