Bryan Mann is in the Educational Theory and Policy program at Penn State University and a managing editor for the American Journal of Education. He successfully defended his dissertation "Navigating the Web of Choice: School District Enrollments and Responses to Cyber Charter Schools" on November 2, 2016. His research focuses on charter school policies and the effects they have on organizational development and leadership, student performance, and school and community demographics. His dissertation explores charter school policy in Pennsylvania, specifically analyzing cyber charter school growth and enrollment and how these generally inform assumptions related to charter school and choice-based policy. His dissertation uses a mixed method approach; however, Bryan is using a combination of GIS and quantitative methods for current research he is conducting outside of his dissertation project. Prior to enrolling at Penn State, Bryan taught high school English in New Jersey.