Dr. David Calland

Dave Calland
Dr. David Calland

Vice President of Academics and Provost


Direct Office Phone: 423-775-7200

Office: Academics Office

Academic Degrees
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Organization & Management January, 2012, Specialization: Human Resources, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Master of Business Administration, 2006, Liberty University
  • Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary/Psychology 1991, Liberty University
  • Associates of Applied Science, Communications Technology, 1991, Community College of the Air Force


Dr. David Calland joined Bryan College in July 2020 as the Vice President of Academics and Provost. He is responsible for the administration of all of the College’s academic programs including the School of Humanities and Christian Studies, the School of Professional Studies, and the Vogel School of Engineering. He also is a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet.

Dr. Calland holds a Ph.D. in organizational management from Capella University in Minnesota, a master’s degree in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in psychology from Liberty University. Incoming Bryan College President Dr. Douglas Mann noted Dr. Calland’s breadth of unique roles and experience in the federal government, private industry, and higher education, which he said to make him a perfect fit for Bryan College.

His experience in higher education includes traditional instruction in the classroom and the development of a curriculum for online platforms. He has held positions as department chair, associate dean, and interim dean for the School of Business at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and most recently as administrative dean for Residential Programs and dean of the Graduate School at the university.

Dr. Calland has years of experience in administrative and senior leadership planning. His expertise has been called upon to support key decisions for academic programs, budgets, facilities, and policy.

Publications, Research, & Editing

  • Economics Content Integration, Textbook, Principles of Economics — Norton publishing, April 2016
  • Coaching and Mentoring Programs: Dying, Dead or Playing Hide-n-Seek, Article, Lynchburg Business Magazine, 2015
  • Organizational Commitment Among Employees at a Private Non-profit University in Virginia, dissertation, Proquest, February 2012

Conference & Workshop Presentations

  • Advisor as Coach (Featured) - Eastern CPC Conference
  • Cross-Cultural Challenges of Human Capital Management (Featured) - Study Abroad - Athens, Greece
  • From Interview to Job Offer - Delta Mu Delta Bi-Annual Conference
  • Human Capital Considerations: A business primer - The Global Cessna Pilot Seminar
  • Relational Human Resources: Application in Small Business - Annual Cessna Pilot Center Conference/Lynchburg, Virginia
  • The Employee Experience - Employee Mapping Experience Conference
  • Professional Development Planning - Regional HR Conference
  • Succession Management - Regional HR Conference, January, Richmond, Virginia
  • Succession Planning - North East Division HR Conference, July, Richmond, Virginia

I consider this opportunity to be one of the most significant blessings of my life. Next to my relationship with Christ and my incredible wife Kate, I consider the opportunity to serve the students, faculty, and staff at Bryan College a sacred trust. Kate and I are humbled but enormously excited to take part in the life and community at Bryan while we participate in God’s work in Dayton.

— Dr. David Calland

Vice President of Academics and Provost  | 

Academics Office
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
Mercer 209, Box #7786

Office Phone: 423-775-7200