John Bryan

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Dr. Bryan was born in Berkeley, CA, raised in La Jolla, CA, and currently resides in Savannah, GA and NC's Outer Banks, with occasional returns to his San Diego roots. He attended University of California San Diego, earned his MBA at Rutgers in New Jersey, and earned his DBA at University of Phoenix with a dissertation of leadership following the conflict in Northern Uganda, a mixed methods study using a modified Delphi approach for the qualitative first phase. Dr. Bryan's professional career has primarily been in business and management consulting on five continents, including projects at gold mines in Chile, where he taught Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt candidates in Spanish, and in Ghana. His academic interest remains in leadership following conflict and he mentors leaders in several countries in Africa. His other interests include singing in a cover band and golf. He has also helped launch more than 60 companies, with his most recent ventures being a biometric technology company with 19 issued or pending patents, a nutritional products company, his third since 2000, a venture that dismantles surplus ships, and a virtual business incubator.

Courses Taught

DDBA 8100/8101 - Doctoral Study Mentoring

DDBA 9000/9001 - Doctoral Study Completion


DBA, University of Phoenix

MBA, Rutgers University Graduate School of Management

Public Service

Alliance for African Assistance, Chair - San Diego

Alliance Health Clinic, Chair - San Diego


Bryan, J. (2010). Applying A Post-Conflict Leadership Model to Business: Lessons to be Learned?. ILA

Bryan, J. (2009). Consensus Discovery and Post-Conflict Leadership among Northern Uganda Leaders. ILA

Bryan, J. (2010). Determination of Consensus for Sustainable Post-Conflict Leadership . Institute of Industrial Engineers

Bryan, J., Graham, D. C. (2016). Leadership across Gender, Generation, and Culture: Practical Implications from a Multi-National Study. ILA

Bryan, J. (2012). Leadership During The Economic Downturn, A Multi-National, Multi-Cultural Study – Sub-Saharan Africa . ILA

Bryan, J. (2009). Leadership in Post-conflict and Reconciliation. Duke Center For Reconciliation

Bryan, J. (2008). Leadership, Conflict, and Memory: Considerations of post-conflict society in Cambodia, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. ILA

Bryan, J. (2007). The Intersections of Leadership and Culture: Shifting Needs in a Changing Africa. ILA