D. Keith Bryars is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. Mr. Bryars retired from the FBI following a 25-year career as a Special Agent with the FBI. Mr. Bryars has extensive investigative and leadership experience. Throughout his FBI career, Mr. Bryars led significant high-profile investigations in Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, Counterintelligence, Public Corruption and Violent Crimes. As an FBI Senior Executive, Mr. Bryars helped lead the FBI's post-9/11 strategic transformation to an intelligence-driven, threat-focused organization facilitating the integration of intelligence collection, analysis, and reporting throughout the FBI’s investigative programs. Mr. Bryars has taught courses of instruction to all levels of federal, state and local law enforcement. Among his teaching credentials, Mr. Bryars created and delivered the FBI’s first international curriculum for Undercover Certification of police officers at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary. Mr. Bryars attended the Kellogg School of Management and earned graduate certificates in Leading and Navigating Strategic Change, and he is a graduate of the George Mason University Leadership Development and Enrichment Program. Mr. Bryars is a graduate of Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.