Ph.D., Civil Engineering and Mechanics
University of South Florida
M.S., Civil Engineering
B.E., Civil Engineering and Mathematics
Jacobs Hall 283
VU Mailbox: PMB 351831, Nashville, TN 37235-1831 USA
Professor of the Practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Registered Professional Engineer
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- American Institute of Steel Construction
- Structural Engineers Association of Kentucky (SEAOK)
- Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
Before joining the Faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering full-time this year, Dr. Byers was an Adjunct Professor in the department for the past eight years. Since 1999, he has been a partner and Principal with Structural Design Group, a structural consulting firm in Nashville, Tennessee. As a practicing professional engineer for the past 35 years, he has designed building structures in over 20 states. His practice encompasses a wide variety of building uses (educational, healthcare, industrial, institutional, civic, etc.) and material types (structural steel, concrete, masonry, and wood).
Professor Byers has been married for 35 years, has three children, and four grandchildren.
Click here to visit the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering