Adrian James Tan joined the faculty of UNT-Dallas in 2014, after 10 years as a faculty at Southern Methodist University; and specializes in Sociological Theory, Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Psychology, Sports Sociology, and Quantitative Data Research Methods.
Tan is the author of three books: Humans and the Environment (2011), Million Dollar Muscle (2012), and Changing Relationships (2012). He is currently working on another book discussing the Business of Sports, and is due for publication during the Summer of 2018.
Tan has spent many years in the fitness industry, and is well connected with those associated with the business. He spends long hours at the gym working out, and loves to run and swim when he has the time.
Tan teaches the following courses: Sociology of Sport, Sport and Masculinity, Women and Sport, Sport, Market, and Culture, Community Organizations, Quantitative Data Collection, Sociological Theory, Social Psychology, Urban Sociology, Introduction to Race and Ethnicity, Race and Ethnic Minorities, and Sociology Capstone.