Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Bryan D. Byers, earned his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and holds the rank of professor. Dr. Byers has been at Ball State University since 1995. He has also served on the faculties of Valparaiso University and the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Byers' field experiences include positions as a prosecutor's special investigator, adult protective services investigator, deputy coroner, mental health liaison, juvenile corrections worker, and criminal justice trainer.
He has published over twenty-five refereed articles and book chapters on such topics as hate crime, crisis intervention, elder abuse, and death and dying. He has seven books to his credit. His most recent research has focused on hate crime events and offenders.