Robert F Byers

Robert F Byers

Robert F Byers

Adjunct Faculty

Homeland security, policing, surveillance, privacy law

Robert F. Byers has been associated with George Mason University as an adjunct professor for the past twelve years.  He has extensive law enforcement and homeland security experience.  Mr. Byers began his career as a police officer with the Fairfax County Police Department before acquiring a position with the U.S. Secret Service as a special agent.  During his career with the Secret Service,Mr. Byers served three tours of duty with the Presidential Protective Division before retiring at the rank of Deputy Assistant Director.  After the terrorist events of Sept. 11, 2001, Mr. Byers was called back to government service to assist in the development of the newly formed Transportation Security Administration as a Deputy Assistant Administrator in charge of the rapid expansion of the Federal Air Marshal Service.  Mr. Byers was a member of the Department of Homeland Security, Senior Executive Service, for seven years.



Courses Taught

CRIM 230 - Introduction to Homeland Security

CRIM 513 - Leadership in Justice Systems


M.S. (Administration of Justice), George Washington University

M.S. (National Resource Strategy), Industrial College of the Armed Forces

B.S. (Law Enforcement and Correction), Pennsylvania State University